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Effects of Punishment on Human Behavior

  • 1st Edition - December 28, 1982
  • Editor: Saul Axelrod
  • Language: English
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 8 8 0 8 - 6

The Effects of Punishment on Human Behavior is a collection of essays that discusses the procedural and ethical issues of the use of electric shock as a treatment for severe… Read more

Effects of Punishment on Human Behavior

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The Effects of Punishment on Human Behavior is a collection of essays that discusses the procedural and ethical issues of the use of electric shock as a treatment for severe behavior problems. The book presents the different types of extraneous aversives and undesirable side effects of punishment. It demonstrates the effectiveness of punishment procedures. The text describes the various aspects of punishment, as applied to human beings. It discusses the ethical and legal issues that challenge the use of punishment. Another topic of interest is the salient characteristics and influences affecting the success of overcorrection. The section that follows describes the types of punishment. The text also provides a conceptual and methodological analysis of a technique called “timeout.” The book will provide valuable insights for psychologists, teachers, students, and researchers in the field of behavioral science.