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Interview Profile Amanda Ketchum Axia of College of University of Phoenix BEH 225 Jennifer Shamoun January 31, 2010 Interview Profile The interviewee goes by the name of Anthony. Anthony is an African American male who is 29 years old. Anthony grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anthony’s main occupation is driving. At the present time Anthony is seeking work due to a layoff back in March of 2009. The interviewer is Amanda. Amanda is a Caucasian female who is 26 years old. Amanda grew up in Boise Idaho. Amanda’s main occupation is a student. The interviewee is the interviewer’s fiancé. Anthony has taken the Myers Briggs test. His results were 55.56 percent extroverted 44.44 percent…show more content…
He states this because he feels that people from different ethnical backgrounds may be raised differently than other ethnic backgrounds. He also feels that gender plays a role in the shaping of a person’s attitude and personality because society is a gender biased society and men are treated better than woman with in society and women fall into a minority group. Anthony does not feel that it should be this way he simply states that this is just the way that society works. Amanda feels that race can affected the way a person’s attitude and personality because different races have different beliefs on the way that they should raise their children and the way a person should behave. Amanda agrees with Tony that woman do fit into a minority group and do not get treated with as much respect as woman do in…show more content…
A positive reinforcement adds something to the situation which helps to ensure that the desired behavior will be repeated. On the other hand negative reinforcement which is not to be confused with punishment takes something away from the situation. This method is used to ensure that the desired behavior will be repeated (Morris & Maisto 2005). Anthony has experienced both types of reinforcement for example his parents positively rewarded him for being the best person he could be in all aspects of life. His parents would use positive reinforcements such as verbal praise, hugs, and money. In the aspect of negative reinforcement Anthony would use homework to escape temporarily from having to complete household chores. In this case even though Anthony was escaping from doing household chores the negative reinforcement (his homework) was helping to reinforce his achievement in school. Anthony feels that positive reinforcement works best for him because it inspires him to do more. Amanda’s parent also used reinforcement with Amanda. They would give her verbal praise and rewards such as candy and gifts for positive behavior. In the case of negative reinforcement Amanda would escape from doing household chores by practicing playing her flute for her band class. In this case the negative reinforcement (playing her flute) was strengthening her ability to play the musical instrument. Amanda also feels that
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