There are various ways that a behavior analyst can reduce behaviors. Punishment was discussed earlier this quarter, but behaviors can also be decreased through another procedure called extinction. Extinction withholds reinforcement, rather than adding or removing a consequence. Extinction is another basic principle of behavior, and we will explore it this week.

For this assignment:

  • Write a paper explaining the concept of extinction. Be sure to explain how extinction relates to the presence or absence of reinforcement in your definition. Provide support for your explanation from your course texts.
  • Present three real-world, detailed examples of how a behavior may be placed on extinction.

Additional Requirements

Your assignment should also meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines. Review the Evidence and APA section of the Writing Center for more information on how to cite your sources.
  • Resources: 1–2 scholarly or professional resources.
  • Length: 3 double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and references page.
  • Refer to the MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Research Guide

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