Behaviors maintained with negative reinforcement are placed on this intervention when those behaviors are no longer followed by termination of the aversive stimulus; emitting the target behavior does not enable the person to get out of the aversive situation.
The discontinuing of a reinforcement of a previously reinforced behavior (i.e., responses no longer produce reinforcement); the primary effect is a decrease in the frequency of the behavior until it reaches a prereinforced level or ultimately ceases to occur.
An increase in the frequency of responding when a procedure designed to suspend reinforcement for that target behavior is initially implemented.
Resistance to extinction
The relative frequency with which operant behavior is emitted during non-reinforcement periods.
The process by which behaviors maintained by automatic reinforcement are prevented from being reinforced by masking or removing the sensory consequence for engaging in that behavior.
A behavioral effect associated with extinction in which the behavior suddenly begins to occur after its frequency has decreased to its prereinforcement level or stopped entirely.