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Unformatted text preview: Operant Extinction When learned responses that are NOT reinforced gradually fade away If reinforcement is withheld a second time, behavior will extinguish again, but more quickly Negative Attention Seeking: Using misbehavior to gain attention Positive Reinforcement: When a response is followed by a reward or other positive event Negative Reinforcement: When a response is followed by the removal of an unpleasant event Ends discomfort Example: the bells in Fannies car stop when she puts the seatbelt on Punishment Any event that follows a response and decreases the likelihood of it recurring Example: a spanking Response Cost: Reinforcer or positive thing is removed Example: losing television viewing time...
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