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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 5 ExtinctionDefining ExtinctionExtinction behavior that had been reinforced for period of time was no longer reinforced and behavior stopped occurring Occurs when1 Behavior that has been previously reinforced 2 No longer results in reinforcing consequences 3 Therefore behavior stops occurring in futureAs long as behavior is reinforced it will continue to occur If behavior no longer followed by reinforcing consequence person will stop engaging in the behavior WilliamsoIllustrated effectiveness of extinction in decreasing nighttime tantrums of young childoDetermined that tantrum behavior was being reinforced by parents attentionoExtinction procedure called for parents to refrain from providing attention when child engaged in tantrum behaviors at nightExtinction BurstOnce behavior is no longer reinforced often increases briefly in frequency durat
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