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Punishment And Reinforcement Worksheet

Amanda Knowles
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On this page, we will provide you with a Punishment And Reinforcement Worksheet.  It will help you to know how punishment and reinforcement are used to shape and change the behavior.

What is the Punishment And Reinforcement Worksheet?

Punishment and reinforcement are the techniques used in behavioral therapy usually with kids to shape their behavior or to get rid of the undesired behavior. Both of these techniques are used in operant conditioning. To strengthen the desired behavior reinforcements are given as rewards and for the undesired behavior, punishment is given. It is very important to plan ahead before introducing the concept of punishment because if not planned and catered effectively it can have extremely damaging results.

How will the Punishment And Reinforcement Worksheet Help?

The first step which is involved in planning is to identify the unwanted behavior that you want to change. You are supposed to clearly state what is acceptable behavior and what is not. Then you should know that there are four types of operant conditioning.

PositiveSomething is added to increase the likelihood of a behavior.Something is added to decrease the likelihood of a behavior.
NegativeSomething is removed to increase the likelihood of a behavior.Something is removed to decrease the likelihood of a behavior.

Instructions on how to use the Punishment And Reinforcement Worksheet

Use this tool whenever you want to change the undesired behavior and strengthen the desired behavior.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a Planning Rewards and Consequences Worksheet which hopefully helped you to know how punishment and reinforcement are used to shape and change the behavior.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.

If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.