Thesis Papers: Instrumental Conditioning Describe an instance in therapy that might call for use of punishment

Thesis Papers: Instrumental Conditioning Describe an instance in therapy that might call for use of punishment

Instrumental Conditioning

Learning theorists and psychologists seek to understand behavior, what promotes the continuation of behavior and what extinguishes it. Punishment is used as one tool in instrumental conditioning as modifying or exterminating a behavior.

Describe an instance in therapy that might call for use of punishment. After reading the APA code of conduct assigned in the week’s required readings discuss the ethical limitations (including the concepts of “Principle A: Beneficence and Nonmaleficence”–(http://www.apa.org/ethics/code2002.html#principle_a (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.) towards using the use of this method of learning.