Posted by Tammy on Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:01pm.
When a parent gives a child a time-out for misbehavior, the parent is using what type of sanction?
a) Positive formal
b) Positive informal
c) Negative formal
d) Negative informal
I'm thinking either (b) or (d)
- Sociology - Ms. Sue, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:03pm
Which is it? Negative or positive?
- Sociology - Tammy, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:06pm
- Sociology - Ms. Sue, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:11pm
Yes, time outs are negative reinforcements.
Are you sure its informal and not formal? How does your book distinguish between these?
- Sociology - Tammy, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:16pm
Informal Smile, Frown,
pat on the back criticize,
Formal Prize, Get fired,
medal, ceremony jail,
- Sociology - Ms. Sue, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:18pm
Thanks. It looks like a time out is a negative formal reinforcement.
- Sociology - Tammy, Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 8:19pm
Positive informal - Smile, pat on the back
Negative informal - Frown, criticize, push away
Positive formal - Prize, medal, ceremony
Negative formal - Get fired, jail, death penalty
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