The Law Of Effect and Unemployment


The Law of Effect and Unemployment

Psychology’s Law Of Effect states: BEHAVIOR IS CONTROLLED BY ITS CONSEQUENCES.

The consequences of a particular behavior determine whether we are likely to repeat that particular behavior (or something similar) again in the future.

If consequences are punishing, the behavior is less likely to occur in the future.

If consequences do not occur at all…no environmental change following a behavior happens…the behavior is less likely to occur in the future.

If consequences are rewarding, the behavior is more likely to occur in the future.

Governmentally arranged consequences for population behavior patterns must be informed by the Law Of Effect, or government will destroy the quality of its population’s behavior.

From the perspective of The Law Of Effect: What do you think the outcome will be of our government continuing to extend the “benefits” of unemployment compensation to our unemployed citizens?

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

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One Response to “The Law Of Effect and Unemployment”

  1. WARREN PAULSON Says:

    When a person is well educated, has a good job, then is outsourced, wants and needs to work, but finds 10 or more people applying for the same jobs a small saftey net is important (and unemplyment compensation is not high). He or she does not sit back enjoying the time or living high, but continues to seek the work. I know persons in that situation.

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