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ERIC Number: ED105569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 14
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Punishment: Problems in Definition.
Myers, Carmel
This paper examines the problems in definition of punishment at the construct level, comparing the common use meaning of the term with a behavioral definition and contrasting two definitions used within the field of psychology. The paper discusses whether punishing stimuli must be physically painful, the appropriate use of painful stimuli, and establishes corporal punishment as one category of operational definition under the larger construct of punishment. The next question discussed is whether a punishing stimulus must be aversive and whether aversiveness is both a necessary and sufficient condition to be able to state that punishment has occurred. Conclusions are drawn about the more suitable construct level definition of punishment. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting (60th, Washington, D.C., March 31-April 4, 1975)