ERIC Number: ED069095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Components Analysis and Systematic Replication of a Treatment Model for Modifying Deviant Classroom Behavior. Report No. 5.
Walker, Hill M.; And Others
Three experiments concerning the modification of student behavior problems in the classroom are described. Experiment I analyzed the differential effects of three different treatments (token reinforcement, social reinforcement, cost contingency or negative reinforcement) in the modification of deviant behavior in an experimentally controlled classroom setting. Results showed that a treatment model consisting of social reinforcement, tokens, and cost contingency was very effective in modifying behavior. Token reinforcement produced the greatest increase in appropriate behavior, followed by cost contingency, social reinforcement, and change of setting. Cost contingency produced the most consistent and least variable behavior across all subjects. A substantial treatment effect was also associated with change in classroom setting, teachers, and instructional materials. Experiment II evaluated a teacher training procedure for facilitating post-treatment maintenance of appropriate behavior. Experiment III replicated the treatment model (token, social, and cost contingencies) on a second group of students with deviant classroom behavior. (KW)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Dept. of Special Education.