posted by vedrana on .
Which of the following statements about rewards is true?
A)identify what you are rewarding in a behavior,because rewards are meaningless if not tied to specific behavior
B)You can never reward a child too much
C)rewards are essential in boosting self-esteem,because intrinsic reinforcers,being intangible are too indirect
D)rewards are necessery because there is no valid place for punishment as a behavioral tool
IS D CORRECT ANSWER OR A????
A is best.
If D were correct, we'd have no jails, prisons, or traffic fines.
Rewards need to be linked to the behavior that you want to be repeated. Typically this is accomplished by having the reward immediately follow the desired behavior. The reward can be material or some sort of praise (e.g., "Thanks," "Good job," a hug, etc.). As one saying goes, "Catch them (your children or any people) being good."
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.