Reinforcement Theory and Motivation

Reinforcement Theory and Motivation
Price: 
$20.00

Course Hours: 
0.5
Course Type: 
Self-Study
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  • General Information

Reinforcement theory states that a worker’s behavior is based on the consequences for their behavior, with behaviors reinforced by positive consequences happening more often and behaviors reinforced by negative consequences happen less often. Reinforcement can be positive, negative, punitive, or lead to behavior extinction. Reinforcement tends to follow a schedule of reinforcement that relates the behaviors managers want to reinforce to when consequences for those behaviors will be delivered.

An important element of workplace management is when managers motivate workers to do their job well. This course discusses how reinforcement theory can be used to motivate employees.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define reinforcement theory
  • Describe positive and negative reinforcement
  • Summarize punishment and extinction
  • Explain reinforcement schedules
  • List ways to use reinforcement theory to motivate workers

All materials are included in this course.

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or 8.1
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher  with Windows
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

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