2017.12.02 CSCS Daily Study Question

2017.12.02 CSCS Daily Study Question:

While watching practice on day, one of the girls soccer players breaks away and is one-on-one with the goalie. The goalie dives to make an unbelievable save. The coach congratulates her for the effort and tells her that she gets to skip wind sprints at the end of the day. This is an example of __________.
(A) Negative Punishment
(B) Negative Reinforcement
(C) Positive Punishment
(D) Positive Reinforcement

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Correct Answer:
(B) Negative Reinforcement

Explanation:
In the strength and conditioning context (as per the NSCA’s main textbook) here’s how to understand “positive” and “negative”:
1) “Positive” means giving the athlete something good or bad.
2) “Negative” means taking away from the athlete something good or bad.

In the strength and conditioning context (as per the NSCA’s main textbook) here’s how to understand reinforcement and punishment:
1) “Reinforcement” means that the action encourages the desired behavior (e.g. good technique, making the basket, catching the pass, etc.)
2) “Punishment” means that the action discourages undesirable behavior (e.g. bad technique, missing the basket, dropping the pass, etc.)
When you put the two components together…
“Negative reinforcement” means to take away something so that the desired behavior is encouraged. The athlete will continue to do the desired behavior if you take away something they don’t like (e.g. taking away wind sprints).
“Negative punishment” means to take away something so that the undesirable behavior is discouraged. The athlete will stop the undesirable behavior if you take away something they like (e.g. taking away ice cream).
“Positive reinforcement” means to give the athlete something so that the desired behavior is encouraged. The athlete will continue to do the desired behavior is you give them something they like (e.g. giving ice cream).
“Positive punishment” means to give the athlete something so that the undesirable behavior is discouraged. The athlete will stop the undesirable behavior if you give them something they don’t like (e.g. giving them wind sprints).
The form of “negative reinforcement” that you are commonly used to using in America refers to the reinforcement / encouragement of undesireable behavior. This definition is not used in the context of the CSCS exam. Be sure to learn the correct usage of positive / negative punishment and reinforcement.

Reference:
Exercise Technique Manual for Resistance Training 2nd Edition p. 167

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2017.12.02 CSCS Daily Study Question

Links:
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