posted by Tammy on .
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)
Which is it? Negative or positive?
Yes, time outs are negative reinforcements.
Are you sure its informal and not formal? How does your book distinguish between these?
Informal Smile, Frown,
pat on the back criticize,
Formal Prize, Get fired,
medal, ceremony jail,
Thanks. It looks like a time out is a negative formal reinforcement.
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