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Shaping Behavior—How Kids and Rats Differ

Lecture no. 6 from the course: Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive

Shaping Behavior—How Kids and Rats Differ

Taught by Professor Peter M. Vishton | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses

As you turn to the science of molding the behaviors of children, discover why reward and punishment—while intuitive strategies—can produce less than optimal results. Learn what the research says on why hitting doesn’t work as a behavioral deterrent and produces major side-effects down the road.


September 3, 2018