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    Develop a operant conditioning plan to quit smoking.

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    In operant conditioning, behaviour is influenced by its consequences. Behaviour will decrease if it is typically followed by a negative consequence and it will increase if it is typically followed by a positive consequence. When a behaviour decreases because of its consequences, we call that consequence a 'punishment'. When a behaviour ...

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    The solution explains the basic concept of operant conditioning and provides an example of how it could be used to decrease smoking behaviour.