Narrative recording indicates the following:
As Dad goes to change Rita’s diaper, Mike screams. Dad puts Rita down, moves towards Mike, and tells him "be quiet."
Mom is sitting next to Mike when the phone rings. She gets up, answers the phone, and starts talking to a friend. Mike starts screaming. Mom tells the friend good-bye and hangs up the phone. She then goes to Mike and tells him to stop screaming.
Which is the MOST plausible hypothesis? Mom and Dad’s behavior is most likely
A . being negatively reinforced by escape.
B . being positively reinforced by attention.
C . elicited by separation anxiety.
D . evoked by feelings of jealousy.