Can you please put do your phone and stay for dinner ?
I wish I can hang out with you..
If you stay for dinner you can go out with you friends another day
Teenage Sally finds family gatherings boring. She would rather hang out with her friends (or at theleast texting them from the privacy of her bedroom).
To keep Sally in the family dinner for longer than three bites of turkey one can using delayed reinforcement. By using delayed reinforcement, Sally will have to wait for her reward as there is a time delay between the desired response, staying for Thanksgiving Dinner, and her reward allowing her to go out with friends the next day which is also considered a secondary reinforcer.
Sallly will stay for Tahnksgiving dinner inorder to go out with her friends.