When To Punish & When To Reward

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When To Punish & When To Reward
Learn a simple way to determine when to reward and when to punish.

The reason why this concept works so well is that it mimics real life. In general, we are punished for stop behaviors and rewarded for start behaviors. If I am caught speeding (a stop behavior), I will be punished with a ticket and a fine. If I do well at my job (a start behavior), I am rewarded with a paycheck and possibly a bonus.

So when you are thinking about how to deal with a situation that needs a reward or punishment, try using these simple ideas: Stop behaviors = punishments and start behaviors = rewards.

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