Does positive reinforcement help in changing an individual’s behavior?

Positive reinforcement is the process whereby desirable behavior is encouraged by presenting a reward at the time of occurrence of such behavior. Positive reinforcement is a tried and tested method in what is known in psychology as ‘operant’ conditioning. It is widely studied and used in behavior analysis.

Do you agree that positive reinforcement can affect an individual’s behavior? Do share your experience on how successful were you in changing one’s attitude or behavior by implementing such reinforcement.

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