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Re: [Rabbits] Rabbit Only Items in Dangling Carrot (was Re: Gray'mids?)

  • From"Seth Ruskin" <rathorne@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateFri, 26 Jan 2007 20:37:02 -0500

From: "Kimberly Terrill" <kiter5@xxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [Rabbits] Rabbit Only Items in Dangling Carrot (was Re: Gray'mids?)
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 19:27:13 -0500

*On 1/26/07, Seth Ruskin* <rathorne@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

*"If I don't have enough for the reward I want, then I need to do more.
use some willpower to delay my satisfaction."*

* *
*"It's intended, and you're also apparently missing the point of a reward. I
deal with doling out rewards daily in my job and I've found three truths:

1) Rewards become meaningless if you don't have to do anything to earn them
(which your number 1 example would cause).
2) The more you have to do to get a reward, the more meaningful it is (which
is the point of the system).
3) Big rewards work best if you get them for doing big things and/or for
delaying your gratification by passing up smaller rewards (which is also is
the point of the system)"


*I really like how you explained all of that. And more Americans need to be
taught this little fact of life... you need to earn what you want and if you
can't earn it, well.... then you just don't get it given to you. (sounds
kinda like Welfare.....)*
*and it's actually a lesson of life we need to be teaching our kids...LOL*

Well, I teach it to the developmentally disabled, but the underlying principle is the same.

aka Assistant Applied Behavioral Specialist

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