In this assignment, you will devise two methods to operantly condition your friend through punishment. First, pick a behavior that can be operantly conditioned (i.e. a behavior that can be consciously controlled). Next, describe how you would use both 1) positive punishment AND 2) negative punishment to decrease the occurrence of that behavior. Within your methods you need to also determine the optimal punishment variables that would most quickly decrease that behavior and describe why this is so. Finally, determine if this method would produce a lasting effect of decreasing the behavior in the long-term.
Positive & Negative Punishment
Correctly described positive and negative punishment
Identified & described punishment variables
Correctly explained lasting effects