Why is extinction not classified as "the unlearning of a response?" How does extinction differ in classical conditioning and instrumental learning? Give an example from your life (or a pet's life) of each one.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 7:40 pm ad1c9bdddf
In extinction, the person does not actually "unlearn" their response. What happens is that the person will learn to not receive any attention or from their actions, and this then becomes paired with the behaviour, so eventually; the person will stop performing the behaviour since they do not receive any rewards.
In operant learning (instrumental), a behaviour that receives attention (positive or ...
Discusses the extinction.