Explain the importance of reinforcing positive behaviour with individuals

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By reinforcing positive behaviour, an individual learns that the behaviour is good and is more inclined to repeat it in future. Many incidents of challenging behaviour are caused by the individual requiring attention from others, but if an individual learns that they can get much more pleasant attention by behaving positively, they are more likely to satisfy their craving for attention in positive ways.