Hydration!

This one hits close to home. I’ve been on the couch today with a mild headache (migraine) and just feeling generally like doing nothing. About halfway through the day, I started to wonder how much of my malaise was due …

Schedules of Reinforcement

Before I took a brief hiatus, we were talking about reinforcement and how to use it effectively. I mentioned that there is no such thing as intrinsic reinforcement. What could I possibly mean by that? Of course there are inside …

Using Reinforcement

Now that we have talked about identifying reinforcers, how are they effectively used? This is where things get tricky. You reward good behavior, right? Well, not exactly. There’s more to it. The first thing that is very important is that …

Reinforcement and the Athlete

I made another dangerous assumption – that my readers all know what reinforcement is and how it can be applied to the athlete. According to Miriam Webster’s Dictionary, Reinforcement means the act of strengthening. Their take on “psychology” needs work …

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