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Chapter 5

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Zachariah Campbell

PSYB45 NotesChap 5 Extinctiony Extinction a behaviour that had been reinforced for a period of time was no longer reinforced and the behaviour stopped occurringy Extinction occurs when o A behaviour that has been previously reinforced o No longer results in the reinforcing consequences o And therefore the behaviour stops occurring in the futurey Extinction burst once the behaviour is no longer reinforced it often increases briefly in frequency duration or intensity before it decreases or ultimately stopso Another characteristic of an extinction burst is that novel behaviour may occur for a brief period when a behaviour is no longer reinforced ex when Amandas parents no longer reinforced her crying at night she cried longer and louder but also hit her pillow Novel behaviour is often an emotional aggressive response y Spontaneous recovery the behaviour may occur again even after it has not occurred for some time a natural tendency to occur in situations that are similar to those in which it occurred before extinction o If spontaneous recover does occur and the behaviour is now reinforced the effect of extinction w
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