I can’t believe I haven’t put this list in my collection of frameworks.
These are the eight ways to untrain a bad behavior, from Karen Pryor’s Don’t Shoot the Dog.
- Shoot the dog
- Negative reenforcement
- Train an incompatible behavior
- Put the behavior on cue
- Shape the absence
- Change the motivation
Number 6 is my favorite. For example if you want to get somebody to stop reading, pay them to read; and then later, stop paying them. It really works.