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Old 11-27-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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Well, the prof didn't indicate whether we were required to use positive or negative reinforcement, but I couldn't think of adequate negative reinforcements. Removing a plant sounds a little harsh It'd be a fantastic incentive, but I'd cheat on it so badly. As it is, I've settled on a token system--each stage of my goal has a different payment scheme, but I can earn anywhere from zero to three one-dollar tokens every day, depending on how long it takes me to get up.

Does the stick in carrot-and-stick refer to punishment? Because we were forbidden from including punishment in our strategies after someone jokingly(??) suggested using a shock collar to help reduce swearing. o_O
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