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Match the Scenario

Match each scenario with the theory it demonstrates.
Attachment Theory
Modeling Theory
Self-Control Theory
Behavior Theory

A. When Tom was growing up; his father often hit his mother after losing his temper during arguments. After he married, Tom hit his wife whenever he got into an argument with her and lost his temper.

B. Susan's mother gives her $5 for every A grade that she receives on her report card. Susan works very hard at school in order to get as many A's as possible.

C. Paula has always been rather wild. Her favorite pastimes involve extreme sports such as skydiving and bungee jumping. She regularly engages in risky sex and often indulges in illegal drugs.

D. George's mother was an alcoholic who basically ignored George during his infancy and early childhood. George's father was a truck driver who was rarely home. When George was a teen, he joined a violent local gang.

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A. When Tom was growing up; his father often hit his mother after losing his temper during arguments. After he married, Tom hit his wife whenever he got into an argument with her and lost his temper. <-- This is an example of Modeling Theory. As we see in this example, Tom's father engaged in domestic violence with his wife. When Tom grew up, he modeled the same behavior by hitting his wife as a result of losing his temper. He has modeled his father's violent behavior.

B. Susan's mother gives her $5 for every A grade that she receives on her ...

Solution Summary

This solution pairs the correct scenario with the correct theory.

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