ERIC Number: ED029420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Diagnostic Implications of Conjugate Contingencies. Final Report.
Lovitt, Thomas C.
To ascertain some diagnostic functions of conjugate reinforcement, narrative stimuli, music or stories, were continuously provided the subjects contingent upon their responding. Thus, data relevant to the processes of listening, discrimination, and preference were continuously provided throughout five studies. The majority of the subjects were members of classes for children with behavioral disorders at a mental retardation and child development center. During the first study, listening and discrimination rates were obtained, whereas during the second study the discrimination of gradually increasing and decreasing response rate requirements was investigated. The purpose of the third study was to establish subject preference for certain types of music, while the objective of the fourth was to determine individual preference for a male or female reader. The fifth investigation sought to determine the relationship of sequential and simultaneous choice. (Author/JD)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education.