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Cognitive Learning Application: Giving Up on Origami

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When Tycen was a small child, he could not master origami, and the other children made fun of him. Now in high school, he refuses to try it again because he believes that it is beyond his abilities, even though he is more patient and capable now. Instead, he sits in misery as the other students make paper cranes.

Tycen's refusal to try origami as a teenager is an example of

A

learned helplessness.

B

extrinsic motivation.

C

stereotype threat.

D

stimulus aversion.

E

extinction.