Case Incident 2 Professional Sports: Rewarding and Punishing the Same Behavior?
The type of reinforcement schedules that random drug testing represent is the variable interval type. As defined, this type of schedule occurs when a response is rewarded after an unpredictable amount of time has passed. In the case, the reinforcement schedule is done randomly and unexpected. It is typically effective because athletes not aware of the test and when these tests will be taken place. Therefore, athletes are unprepared. Unlike a fixed variable reinforcement schedule, athletes have a fixed time of when the tests will be scheduled so they can prepare and make sure their systems are clean …show more content…
4. Is it ever okay to allow potentially unethical behaviors, which on the surface may benefit organizations to persist? Why or why not?
For me, it is not ever okay to allow potentially unethical behaviors, which on the surface may benefit organizations to persist. It is not okay with me because if a baseball player is taking steroids, doing exceptionally well on the team and at the same time the team is aware he is taking steroids, they should ban that player from the team even though the team will not do well without him. It is the right thing to do for both the team and to him. The player is not only causing harm to the team but is also causing even more harm to himself. It will probably be publicized and it will give the fans a