Ch5 - Ch 5 Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction Decreasing...

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Ch 5 Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction
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Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction Extinction If, in a given situation, an individual emits a previously reinforced response (behavior) and that response (behavior) is not followed by a reinforcing consequence, then that person is less likely to do the same thing again when he or she next encounters a similar situation. No longer providing reinforcement for a behavior which was once reinforced, causing an eventual decrease in frequency of occurrence.
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Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Extinction 1. Controlling reinforcers for the behavior that is to be decreased If you can’t control the reinforcer you can’t do extinction 2. Extinction of a behavior combined with positive reinforcement for an alternative behavior. Alternative behaviors Migraine example Ignored ‘pain’ behaviors, reinforced ‘well’ behaviors
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Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Extinction 1. The setting in which extinction is carried out. Choose a setting which Minimize the influence of alternative reinforcers on the undesirable behavior to be extinguished Maximizes the chances of the behavior modifier persisting with the program
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