Reinforcement Theory of Motivation


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Reinforcement theory of motivation was proposed by BF Skinner and his associates.  It states that individual’s behavior is a function of its consequences. It is based on “law of effect”, that is, individual’s behavior with positive consequences tends to be repeated, but individual’s behavior with negative consequences tends not to be repeated. Reinforcement theory of motivation overlooks the internal state of individual, that is, the inner feelings and drives of individuals are ignored by Skinner. This theory focuses totally on what happens to an individual when he takes some action.

The following objectives are included in this presentation:-

  • Explain What is the Reinforcement Theory of Motivation
  • Explain What is meant by the ‘Law of Effect’
  • Explain What is meant by the ‘Quantitative Law of Effect’
  • Explain the Types of Reinforcement
  • Describe the Methods to Increase Desirable Behaviors
  • Explain What is meant by Avoidance Learning
  • Describe the Methods to Eliminate Undesirable Behaviors
  • Explain the Risks of Inappropriate Punishment
  • List the Booth-Butterfield Guidelines for Effective Punishments
  • List the Tips for Effective Workplace Punishment
  • Explain the Relevance of Reinforcement Theory at Workplace
  • Describe the Manager’s Role in Reinforcements
  • Explain What are Schedules of Reinforcement
  • Explain the Types of Reinforcement Schedules
  • List the Advantages and Limitations of Reinforcement Theory


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