Question #1 As we shape behaviors, we have to fully understand and be able to apply behavior modification techniques. Two key components of behavior modification are extinction and spontaneous recover. Extinction refers to the diminishing of a conditioned response when the conditioned stimulus occurs repeatedly without the unconditioned stimulus. Spontaneous recovery is the reappearance, after a pause, of an extinguished conditioned response. Provide an example of each of the key terms above. How could you increase the extinction rate of a behavior? Question #2 After reviewing Skinner’s work, what are some successful strategies for potty-training children? What variables must be considered when attempting to negotiate this milestone? Question #3 As we shape behaviors, we have to fully understand and be able to apply behavior modification techniques. In the previous thread, we discussed extinction and spontaneous recovery. In this thread, I would like you to provide examples of generalization and discrimination. Generalization is the tendency to respond to stimuli that are similar to the conditioned stimulus. Discrimination is the learned ability to distinguish between a CS and other irrelevant stimuli. Provide examples using both key terms listed above. How could you reduce generalization? Question #4 If you do not want to see patients or clients, what else can you do with your degree in psychology? Be very specific in your response and provide real-world examples Question #5 Learned helplessness is the hopelessness and passive resignation an animal or human learns when unable to avoid repeated aversive events. Have you ever encountered a dog that has been beaten or abused by its previous owner? How does it behave? Question #6 Generalization has survival value because it extends a learned response to other stimuli in a given category, for example, fleeing from all dangerous animals. Discrimination has survival value because it limits our learned responses to appropriate stimuli, for example, fleeing from a rampaging lion but not from a playful kitten. Please provide an additional academic example using both key terms listed above. Do you agree that generalization has survival value in an academic environment?