What is Extinction in Conditioning? - Definition & Explanation


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Extinction is best defined as:

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1. An extinction burst:

2. Which of the following does NOT help extinction occur:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Extinction in conditioning is a fundamental concept in psychology, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its definition and related principles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions and characteristics of:

  • Extinction
  • Spontaneous recovery
  • Extinction bursts

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define important terms, such as extinction and spontaneous recovery
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between what does and does not help extinction occur
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding extinction bursts
  • Making connections - use your understanding of extinction to identify an example of it

Additional Learning

To learn more about extinction, review the accompanying lesson, What is Extinction in Conditioning? - Definition and Explanation. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what constitutes the extinction of a behavior
  • Recognize extinction in operant conditioning
  • Define extinction burst
  • Describe spontaneous recovery
  • Familiarize yourself with the factors that influence extinction