Answer to Question #71604 in Other Psychology for Ashton
Victoria wanted her daughter, Kimmy, to stop having temper tantrums in the grocery store if she didn’t get the candy she wanted. She was already using a system at home to reinforce good behavior with a gold star on a chart. If Kimmy got 10 gold stars, the family would go out for ice cream. This system was working very well and Kimmy’s good behavior was improving. Victoria started to take a star away every time Kimmy had a temper tantrum in the grocery store. In the future, Kimmy would behave better in the grocery store because she didn’t want to lose a star.
7. Is this positive or negative punishment? 8. Is losing a star a primary or secondary punisher?