Law reinforcement as a tool for external motivation Now I'm pretty cynical thing I will say from the standpoint of some people (romance, close your eyes and ears and do not read the next paragraph). Notice relation: if there are at least positive external factors – the progress is real, if only the negative – about any positive result and can be no question. Real-world experience we got when we kept Persian cats cattery. Cats (and all other animals) share their experience in pleasant and unpleasant. On this principle, simple enough, all systems are built training and education (young children, by the way, too). The most remarkable theory ever proposed for the management of behavior, called 'reinforcement of the law. " He formulated many years ago, a psychologist and educator EL Thorndike. This theory is fine, because it works.
The original method was improved Thorndike and BF Skinner, who described the condition in which it operates most efficiently. Simply put, the 'law of reinforcement' reads: "Conduct that has the desired effect, repeated '. In other words, if you like what's happening as a result of your actions, you repeat them. If you are uttered by compliments, when you were in 'white', you will try to wear white more often, and conversely, if you rasprashivayut sympathetically about his health, when you say, in purple, do not be a rocket scientist to draw the appropriate conclusions. But even here there is a kind of noble work of the mind (probably me not lilac-to-face …) and that you say, when the tennis racket takes that with which he won the last game, rejecting the one which lost the year before. Superstition? No, the 'law of reinforcement', or, in other words, extrinsic motivation! There are several principles of foreign motivation that must be followed strictly in order to secure the desired behavior. Their life experience and people and animals are divided into pleasant and unpleasant.