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Thus, both Epstein's and Reed and Morgan's findings suggest that the conditions of reinforcement of the response in the reinforcement phase will determine the characteristics of the response that eventually resurges in the third phase.
It is in this phase that the second response is extinguished and the first-reinforced response resurges, if it is going to do so.
With neither response now reinforced (extinction; for example, during the examination, when immediate praise would not be available for engaging in either response), the previously effective strategy may resurge.
The more extinguished the problem behavior before the commencement of reinforcement for an appropriate response, the less likely that problem behavior will resurge if reinforcement for appropriate behavior is discontinued (cf.