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Zachariah Campbell

Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures Chapter 14 – Applying Extinction  Extinction is one of the functional treatments used to eliminate a problem behavior – eliminating the reinforcing consequence for a behavior results in a decrease in the frequency of the behavior o To use extinction, you must first identify the reinforce that maintains the problem behavior and then eliminate it  Observation and recording of the target behavior are important – you must record the problem behavior before and after the use of the extinction procedure to determine whether the behavior decreased with extinction  In functional assessment, you identify the antecedents and consequences of the problem behavior  The success of an extinction procedure depends on whether the particular reinforce maintaining the problem behavior has been identified  Extinction, by definition, involved eliminating the reinforce after each instance of the problem behavior  Extinction following positive reinforcement: when a behavior is positively reinforced, extinction means the person no longer gets the positive reinforce following the behavior  Extinction following negative reinforcement: when a beh
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