Episode 61 – Reinforcement, Rewards and Motivation

Andrea and Beth discuss a more sensitive topic in parenting – rewards and reinforcement of behaviors. They chat about what studies show in behavior reinforcement of behaviors, particularly focusing on encouraging intrinsic versus extrinsic motivating factors.

Show Notes

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[02:15] Whatever you’re currently doing, know that it’s okay!

[06:40] Defining types of reinforcement

[10:20] Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Factors

[12:38] How can rewards diminish behaviors?

[16:36] When to use rewards

[20:00] Intrinsic vs Extrinsic factors in relation to Praise/Reward vs Acknoledgment

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