Monday, July 5, 2010

Extinction Burst

In chapter 8 of our text book we learn about extinction and its side effects. When implementing an extinction technique it is possible for the subject to display some emotional behavior, become agitated, use techniques that were once used to obtain reinforcement which is called resurgence or even become depressed. The subjuct will often experience extinction burst and an increase in variability. When the extinction technique is first used the frequency of the subjects response will increase.


  1. This video is hilarious! I have these kinds of "bursts" all the time lol

  2. This is a great video! I think many of us display these kinds of bursts!!!