Examples of Negative Reinforcement

"the removal of a negative stimulus following a response"

Negative Stimulus Behavior that is reinforced
Insect bite itches Scratch it.
Eyes itch Rub them.
Lights too bright Squint or shade them
Cold draft of air Close the window
Too much noise Turn down your hearing aid (my mother's solution)
Too much nagging Drown it out with the radio


Give in and do what they want

Boring class Daydream, doodle, tune out
Worry about a test Watch TV;


Study to relieve guilt.

Have a headache Take a pain reliever
Nervous Deep breathing relaxation exercises

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