Fordgalaxy, on 13 February 2018 - 03:44 PM, said:
I can relate this to dog training (the style of which seems to be verboten raising kids). Using negative reinforcement ...
re: "negative reinforcement", a Psychology pro tip for the interested...
, administering an unwanted stimulus following an unwanted behavior (e,g, beating a dog) is sometimes mislabeled as negative reinforcement. While punishment follows
a behavior, negative reinforcement is a training device that introduces an unwanted stimulus that is removed once the desired behavior is demonstrated. Think of your car's seat belt warning indicator. That annoying endless chime is designed you to put on your seatbelt. Once you do, it stops. Eventually you learn to just put on your seatbelt and avoid the chime altogether.
So now you know why kids whine and throw fits. They're training you.
Edited by goose, 14 February 2018 - 10:06 AM.