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Operant Behavior

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Which of the following is an example of an operant behavior?

A

As a wicked breeze hits Marsha's face, she instinctively closes her eyes.

B

A dog learns to associate the sound of an electric can opener with food and consequently salivates to its sound.

C

After seeing lightning in the sky, Bill winces in the anticipation of thunder.

D

Three-year-old Sarah asks politely for a cookie and is given one.

E

Samantha's boyfriend wears a certain musk-scented cologne. Whenever she smells such a fragrance her heart beats faster.