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Aug 6, 2013
@electropath; not quite. Negative reinforcement would be something like letting and employee leave work early to reward good work. What you described is negative punishment.
Mar 16, 2013
Is Scott implying that some managers withhold positive reinforcement to avoid making them too needy?

Btw, criticism of bad behavior is also technically positive reinforcement since you are providing a response to the stimulus of the behavior. Negative reinforcement would be like the removal of a reward or a response to their behavior.
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Mar 23, 2009
yeah, I work for myself, so this is my substitute office with all the spite, stupidity, insights and intrigue

keep it up
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Nov 19, 2008
You know...I think that I enjoy reading these "cyber-arguments" as much reading the actual strips.
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Nov 14, 2008
I didn't understand what it meant either.... thanks for the explanation Gwyneth!
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