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Introduction to Learning and Behavior 5th Edition

Introduction to Learning and Behavior (5th Edition)

Book Edition5th Edition
Author(s)Honey, Powell
ISBN9781305652941
PublisherCengage
SubjectPsychology
Chapter 9, Escape and Avoidance, QUICK QUIZ A, Exercise 1
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Behavior that terminates an aversive stimulus is called ________ behavior, whereas behavior that prevents an aversive stimulus from occurring is called behavior________.

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The researches state that negative reinforcement is related to two different types of behaviors that restrict the performance of the undesired behavior.

Explanation

The escape behavior refers to a situation when a person indulges in an alternative task to escape or eliminate the unpleasant stimulus.

For instance, if a student knows that the next class is the history class, the student will try to bunk the class to escape from the boring lecture and strict teacher.

An aversive behavior refers to a situation where a person avoids getting involved in those behaviors which invite unpleasant stimuli. 

For instance, if a student knows that the teacher will take a history test in the class then the student will avoid going to class.

Verified Answer

  • escape

  •  aversive

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