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Briefly explain how the concepts below could be used to help a child stop throwing temper tantrums. Extinction (operant conditioning). Positive reinforcement. Modeling. Negative reinforcement. Shaping. Extinction (classical conditioning).

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Extinction refers to not reinforcing the response which leads to its decreasing and stopping. This concept can be used to get the child to stop throwing temper tantrums if there is no reaction such as letting the child get what he or she wants when he or she throws the tantrum in order for the tantrums for gradually stop.

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