Do You Agree With Skinner's Explanation Of Coincidental Reinforcement?

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My family believes in the same superstition. Also, a man should be the first person to walk in the house, and you are supposed to eat greens and black eye peas to have good luck in the New Year. According to Chance (2014), Superstitious behavior is any behavior that occurs repeatedly even though it does not produce the reinforcers that maintain it (Chance 2014, p.184). This is why I agree with Skinner’s explanation of coincidental reinforcement. If you washed clothes on New Year’s and a person happens to passes, di you really wash them out of your life? They could have been secretly ill, and it was an coincident that it happen on New Year’s.
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