Sunday, May 31, 2020

TKC QUESTION: IS CLEANING UP AFTER RIOT JUST NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT???

For our amateur psychologist readers:

"Negative reinforcement is a term described by B. F. Skinner in his theory of operant conditioning. In negative reinforcement, a response or behavior is strengthened by stopping, removing, or avoiding a negative outcome, consequence or aversive stimulus."

And while we know that these do-gooders mean well . . . The fact is that their volunteerism risks offering a reward for illegal behavior.

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Kansas City community comes together Sunday morning to help clean up after night of violent protests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People in the Kansas City community are coming together Sunday morning to help clean up after a night of protests, over the death of George Floyd, turned violent in the Country Club Plaza area. Floyd, a black man, died while in Minneapolis police custody.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They have the right idea. Good for them!

Rc said...

^^^ +100 true.

This is proof Kc is home to great people. They are the ones we should be celebrating.

Anonymous said...


It's a nice gesture to clean up but don't you think the city should have done this? Where is the mayor did they even get a thank you? Did the mayor help at all?

Anonymous said...

No.

Here is a better question.

Is outright fearmongering a responsible thing to do....Tony?

(no)

Del said...

Fear mongering? I think you're getting this blog confused with the mainstream media.

Cleaning up is a nice gesture but it's just a gesture. It would be better if the thugs didn't burn down and trash are sitting because of something they sell on TV. Ask for your hatred of this blog, I seen the stupid question come up over and over and again and if you can't handle reading a good source of information in Kansas City. Then you should probably just stick with the Sar.