Mudcat Café message #440719 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33195   Message #440719
Posted By: CarolC
14-Apr-01 - 07:32 PM
Thread Name: Non-music....Why,oh why, oh why?
Subject: RE: Non-music....Why,oh why, oh why?
Hi Morticia,

Since you are a psychologist, you will probably know that if you look at what reinforces the behavior (i.e. increases it), you can see what it is that motivates it.

As you know, the behavior is reinforced when they succeed in making people angry. And you know that in order to extinguish the behavior, we just have to ignore it.

Maybe what we need to look at is the behavior of those who feed these behaviors. The ones who respond to people like this with anger and flames. What do they get out of it? Catharsis, maybe?

You have posed some interesting questions.