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?