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Lastly when a young woman decides she does not want

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Lastly, when a young woman decides she does not want to date the man she is dating currently. She starts off by not answering this man’s phone calls or messages, as she removes the reinforcement of answering his calls the calls decrease. However, before that can happen, his calls, and messages go into an extinction burst where he is distressed and calling her in a panic
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Extinction 4 for a few days trying to get her to cave and answer. When she does not, and a few weeks pass of her not answering his calls he finally realizes she is not going to answer so his calls decrease to no calls at all. However, by the fourth week, he tries to call her again with the possibility that she will answer. This one phone call is considered spontaneous recovery, whereas if she refuses the call he may not call again, but if she answers the call, she would be reinforcing his behavior and therefore canceling the extinction process.
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Extinction 5 References Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis (2 nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780131421134. Miltenberger, R. G. (2015). Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures , 6th Edition [VitalSource Bookshelf version].
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