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04-29-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Blue Blooded View Post

Negative reinforcement is when you reward (reinforce) behaviour by removing (negative) a noxious stimuli.

What you are talking about is called positive punishment. You punish something by adding (positive) a noxious stimuli, in this case yelling and benchings.

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These are always mixed up in everyday speech, and it gets on my ****.

Wouldn't benching be negative punishment? You're not really adding the bench, more like you're taking away ice time.

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