To Apply Covert Reinforcement Procedures to Increase Desirable Behavior, You
To apply covert reinforcement procedures to increase desirable behavior, you would use
A)relaxation procedures that reduce muscle tension.
B)a visual image of a pleasant event.
C)tokens that can be exchanged for privileges.
D)only tangible objects that reduce basic drives.
In order to lose weight, you imagine yourself standing at the dessert table with your friends.In your visual image, when you are offered a dessert, you politely turn it down and feel good about staying on your diet.These images are then followed by a pleasant, rewarding scene, such as someone telling you, "Wow, have you lost weight? You look great.I wish I had your willpower to lose weight." You have just used the technique known as
You have quit smoking and now want to keep from "falling back" into this old habit.To maintain the "new non-smoking you," you imagine someone offering you a cigarette, and you politely turning them down.This image is followed by imagining a pleasant, rewarding scene of yourself being told by the doctor that you are now so healthy that you should live to a ripe old age.You have just used the technique known as
Covert reinforcement is
A)effective only with children and not adults.
B)a procedure that involves imagining a pleasant, reinforcing scene.
C)a procedure that involves imagining disgusting images.
D)not an effective method.