In this assignment, you are able to connect the concepts of reinforcement to a real example of a mom and her children, which allows you to see how a highly effective reinforcer (the token economy) can still fail when not individualized.
the following scenario:
A mother is trying to increase the amount of peas that her two children eat. She uses a sticker chart to monitor the amount of peas they are consuming and rewards them based on the number of stickers they have earned at the end of the week. The mother has found that this works for one child, but not the other.
a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper discussing the following:
- Identify the behavior the mother is trying to reinforce.
- Identify the possible functions of the behaviors.
- Identify the method of reinforcement being used.
- Explain possible reasons for this method working for one child but not the other.
- Propose and outline three ideas that may work to increase pea consumption for the children, and include one method that uses negative reinforcement.
Grading Guide for Reinforcement Procedures Paper PSY/420 Version 2 University of Phoenix Material Week 2: Grading Guide for Reinforcement Procedures Paper Content (75%) Points Earned: All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. Major points are stated clearly and are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis. Identify the behavior the mother is trying to reinforce. Identify the possible functions of the behaviors. Identify the method of reinforcement being used. Explain possible reasons for this method working for one child but not the other. Propose and outline three ideas that may work to increase pea consumption for the children, and include one method that uses negative reinforcement. 1,050 to 1,400 words The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive. The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience. The paper links theory to relevant examples of current experience and industry practice and uses the vocabulary of the theory correctly. Comments: Organization & Tone (15%) Points Earned: The tone is appropriate The introduction provides a sufficient background on the topic and previews major points. Major points are stated clearly; are supported by specific details, examples, or analysis; and are organized logically. Paragraph transitions are present, logical, and maintain the flow throughout the paper. The conclusion is logical, flows from the body of the paper, and reviews the major points. Comments: Mechanics (15%) Points Earned: The paper—including tables and graphs, headings, title page, and reference page— is consistent with APA formatting guidelines and meets course-level requirements. Intellectual property is recognized with in-text citations and a reference page. Rules of spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation are followed. Sentences are complete, clear, concise, and varied. Comments: Total Points Earned: Copyright © 2017 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.