Tag: Punishment

What is Positive and Negative Punishment? (ABA Terms) (BCBA Exam Prep)

When a person thinks about punishment, they often think about one person doing something “bad” or “aversive” to another person as a negative consequence for what they did. That is not how punishment is defined in applied behavior analysis (ABA). Punishment is when a behavior results in a consequence that makes it less likely to occur again.  For example, if…

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When is a Timeout a Bad Idea?

Jessica Leichtweisz, CEO of Hope Education Services and Autism and Behavior Expert Shares When a Timeout is a Good Idea and When it is a REALLY Bad Idea! This video is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. The text, graphics, images, flash movies, and audio segments are not intended to…

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