Punishment vs. Negative Reinforcement

What’s the difference between punishment and negative reinforcement, and how do they apply to learning theory? Dr. Camie Heleski explains.
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The terms ‚’punishment’ and ‚’negative reinforcement’ sound similar to many people unfamiliar with learning theory. However, they definitely are not the same. Camie Heleski, PhD, explains what each is and how they apply to working with horses.
What’s the difference between punishment and negative reinforcement, and how do they apply to learning theory? Dr. Camie Heleski explains.4/5/2020 13:30

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Camie Heleski, PhD, MS, is an instructor and adviser in the University of Kentucky equine science and management program. Previously, she worked at Michigan State University, where she was the two-year horse management program coordinator for 25 years. Her applied research interests include equine behavior and welfare, horse-human interactions, and working equids in the world’s developing regions. She’s currently president of the International Society for Equitation Science and has served as scientific chair for the National Farm Animal Care Council’s Canadian equine welfare code committee. Her equine research and outreach efforts have taken her to Brazil, Mexico, Honduras, Egypt, and Mali. She enjoys dressage with her Arabian gelding, MSU Ducati._x000D_ _x000D_

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