Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"We seem to live in a world that often rewards psychopathic behavior. For example, the workplace can often be a zero sum game kind of place where a winner gets what he wants by making someone else…"
4 minutes ago
Unseen replied to Stuart VanDyke's discussion 'Family Issues.'
"Obviously, your mom "sees" a nonexistent linkage between your atheism and your acceptance of LGBT's. True, there's a relation, but not a linkage. The relation is that you look at…"
9 minutes ago
Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"It's well-known that the most effective (least extinguishable) enforcement pattern is intermittent positive enforcement. In other words, if a behavior results in a reward just sometimes, it…"
20 minutes ago
James Cox replied to Belle Rose's discussion 'The Capacity for Love - cross species bonds....'
"I have noticed this over the years also. Our present puppy shows significant indications of loneliness, teasing, and willingness to try different foods. We have partly decoded the sounds she makes…"
1 hour ago
James Cox replied to Unseen's discussion 'What to do about psychopaths now that we can identify them?'
"I expect that there is a gradation from 'normal' to 'psychopathic'. Reading the listing of characteristics, many might refer to my ex-wife! I find a few that might refer to…"
1 hour ago
Erock68la replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"In this context, positive just means adding something and negative means taking something away.  It's nothing to do with good or bad. If you want a behavior repeated (reinforced) you can,…"
1 hour ago
Unseen replied to Unseen's discussion 'Ask The Atheist call in show, more entertaining than most academic discussions'
"Tom Leykis is by and for men, though he had a lot of female listeners. I say "had" because he switched basically to podcasting and I have no idea how that worked out for him. I think he now…"
2 hours ago
Davis Goodman replied to Unseen's discussion 'Ask The Atheist call in show, more entertaining than most academic discussions'
"I listened to a couple episodes of "ask an atheist". Very funny, well done, quick on his feet. I listened to the rest of the show and I get the impression that he has a very good critical…"
3 hours ago
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Unseen replied to K_R's discussion 'Punishment as a parenting strategy'
"Negative reinforcement would be removing some unpleasant chore from his responsibilities. That's what I would call a more positive than negative reinforcement. Though it's really not a…"
5 hours ago