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Although the father spanks his child for hitting his dog, the child continues to hit the dog. The child's hitting behavior is a result of

a. positive reinforcement
b. negative reinforcement
c. punishment
d. shaping
e. classical conditioning
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This seems like a situation involving modeling, so I think the child's behavior is due to his father hitting him, so I choose c.punishment.
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Since the behavior of the child is increasing, the scolding the child received is a positive reinforcement. Punishment usually decreases the behavior.
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Although the father spanks his child for hitting his dog, the child continues to hit the dog. The child's hitting behavior is a result of

a. positive reinforcement
b. negative reinforcement
c. punishment
d. shaping
e. classical conditioning
positive reinforcement early to pick up a behavior but is forgotten easily
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