Dr. Winston Dismantles Everything! [Series] You Can’t Reinforce Yourself! (And If You Try To Don’t Do It In Public) 09/20/23 | WEBINAR

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by Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D

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by Merrill Winston, Ph.D., BCBA-D
founder and owner of Winston Behavioral Solutions

Way back in 1972 (when behavior analysis was groovy) A. Charles Catania wrote a seminal article debunking the misconception of "self-reinforcement." The disputed portion is the reinforcement part, and not so much the "self" part. Yes, you "did it yourself," but simply moving 20 bucks from your right pocket (savings) to your left pocket (checking) so you can spend it isn't positive reinforcement! Are we doomed? Can we do nothing to help change our own behavior? We sure can, but it ain't through "self-reinforcement." The presentation will hit on key points from Dr. Catania's original article as well a review from a few studies claiming to demonstrate self-reinforcement. There will also be a discussion of behavior that we can do that will increase the likelihood of later behavior...


Learning Objectives:

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • explain the difference between reinforcement as a process and reinforcement as a procedure.
  • explain why self-reinforcement may be correct as a procedure, but not as a process
  • explain how Mahoney and Bandura produced "self-reinforcement" with pigeons.
  • explain what type of reinforcement WAS occurring in the Mahoney and Bandura study.
  • list at least 3 self-management tactics.




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