15.35 Contingency-Shaped Behavior Example


For example, our good friend Sally might avoid touching a red burner on a stove because touching one in the past resulted in a painful burn. In this case, her current behavior has been shaped by the consequences of her previous behavior.

A cartoon girl displaying contingency-shaped behavior reacts with "yikes" to a painful burn while holding a pot.
Contingency-Shaped Behavior
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