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In fact, the goal of BA is to activate a broad class of operant behaviors that result in contact with positive reinforcement, from simple behaviors such as getting out of bed to complex behaviors such as negotiating for a raise. Respondent behavior Many non-behaviorists have confused the theory of operant behavior with a stimulus-response behaviorism that focuses 19 BEHAVIORAL ACTIVATION: DISTINCTIVE FEATURES entirely on the current context and ignores the role of reinforcement history. There is a way the current context can generate behavior in the absence of a reinforcement history, but we are no longer talking about operant behavior.

Thus, the client is taught to see how holding the belief ``I am a loser'' unchallenged leads to increased depression as well as the behavior of staying at home and not going to the party. Behavioral theory focuses on consequences that may function to maintain and strengthen the behavior of not going to the social event. In this case, staying at home results in successful termination of the anxiety that was elicited by the prospect of attending the social event, making the behavior stronger and more likely to occur in similar situations in the future (negative reinforcement).

It is important to understand, however, that even if the crying has such an operant function, the client is not necessarily doing it on purpose, consciously, or 20 PART 1: DISTINCTIVE THEORETICAL FEATURES OF BA manipulatively. The clinician may feel manipulated but this does not mean the client is purposely being manipulative. Such is the nature of operant behavior (Linehan, 1993). Of course, multiple respondent and operant functions of a single behavior are probable. Human behavior is complex.

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