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Speaking generally punishment hardens and numbs it produces obstinacy it sharpens the sense of alienation and strengthens the power of resistance --Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche 1844-1900 Punishment is but one of many means of ensuring discipline Punishment can be defined on a fundamental level as a penalty imposed for a wrong doing - breaking of rules regulations laws or policies A more focused definition would be a learning theory as s reduction in the likelihood of a response due to the presentation of an aversive stimulus or in the case of negative punishment - removal of reinforcing stimuli Liberman 1993 Discipline is necessary to ensure the orderly conduct of a team or unit Within a disciplined group regular predictable patterns will follow Punishment and discipline are not the same thing punishment is only one means of influencing the action of discipline There are three forms of discipline Imposed Discipline Self Discipline and Collective Discipline Imposed discipline can be defined as steps and procedures This would be the introduction to a routine or system of doing something For example a new recruit is told how to correctly wear a uniform as time progresses he or she no longer needs to be told this it becomes part of their Self-Discipline Self-discipline is a persons set of built in or added routines or systems They have known this for a long time and it had become a second nature Self discipline for example would be manners how to correctly speak to people once this would have been instructed to them as imposed discipline but now they just know how to speak Collective discipline ensures consistency in a team Such discipline happened under the good leadership of their leader through the establishment of goals and parameters Morale and Esprit-de-Corps are two factors which directly relate to discipline all three are interlinked and dependant on one-and-other Morale is a state of mind
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