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CH7: Extinction


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the weakening of a conditioned response by repeatedly presenting the conditioned stimulus by itself.
Extinction is...
nonreinforcement of a previously-reinforced response, which decreases the strength of the response.
Extinction results from the...
the behavior/response has not ceased entirely.
Partial extinction means that...
to ensure that the consequence being withheld is in fact the reinforcer that is maintaining the behavior.
An important aspect of applying extinction is...
side effects.
When an extinction procedure is implemented, it's often accompanied by...
extinction bursts, an increase in the variability of behavior, emotional behavior, resurgence/reappearance, and depression.
Side effects of extinction include:
a temporary increase in the rate/frequency and intensity of a responding behavior.
An extinction burst is..
pressing the button on a vending machine multiple times to try to get it to work.
An example of an extinction burst is...
pressing other buttons on a broken vending machine or holding the button that isn't working.
An example of an increase in the variability of a behavior due to extinction is...
emotional behavior, such as frustration or anger.
Extinction is often accompanied by...
sudden reappearance of a different behavior that had previously been reinforced.
Resurgence is the...
when you aren't getting enough attention from your spouse, so you go home to your parents, who had provided you with attention in the past.
An example of resurgence is....