ERIC Number: ED053423
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Effects of Surveillance and Punishment on the Cheating Behavior of Two Delinquent Retardates.
Ascione, Frank R.; Burchard, John D.
Through an experimental analysis, this study demonstrates characteristics of both observer-produced and punishment-produced suppression of cheating behavior. The research procedure, designed to eliminate the interpretative difficulties of prior, comparable research, is fully elaborated. Two delinquent, retarded, adolescent boys served as subjects. Results indicate that both surveillance and punishment decrease the rate of cheating; however, while punishment produced more longlasting suppression, it also resulted in a disruption of the subjects' performance, reflected in decreased accuracy and bursts of responding, which surveillance did not produce. Implications are discussed. (Author/TL)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill.; Vermont Univ., Burlington.
Note: Paper presented at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting (42nd, New York, N.Y., April 15-17, 1971)