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Maintaining Hand Washing Rituals

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People with obsessive-compulsive disorder who have intrusive thoughts about germs often engage in hand washing rituals because such rituals seem to reduce their anxiety.

Behaviorists argue that these hand washing rituals are maintained through which of the following?

A

Repressed memories.

B

Unconscious conflicts.

C

Stimulus generalization.

D

Positive reinforcement.

E

Negative reinforcement.