negative reinforcement(Avoidance conditioning)

Negative reinforcement increases the probability of a response that removesor avoids an aversive condition. This term is often misunderstood and usedincorrectly by most classroom teachers. Many believe negative reinforcement isharsh punishment that will suppress behavior. The oppoite is true. Negativereinforcement increases the liklihood of behavior, just as does positivereinforcement. Negative means taking away something that the student does notlike, rather than adding something the student likes.