ERIC Number: ED075656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Problems in the Application of Behavior Modification Principles for Teaching Job-Required Behaviors to Disadvantaged Manpower Trainees. Special Report.
Feifer, Irwin; And Others
In its attempts to apply behavior modification principles to teaching job-required behaviors to manpower trainees, the Mobilization for Youth-Experimental Manpower Laboratory (MFY-EML), has mounted a number of reinforcement-based Neighborhood Youth Corps training programs. The nature, magnitude and scheduling of reinforcers, the nature of the behaviors to be taught, and the practical constraints inherent in the natural training setting all posed profound problems to overcome. This "antipaper" is an explication of these types of problems that were encountered in extrapolating reinforcement principles to the manpower training setting. Written for the professional behavioral modifier, an ensuing recommendation is that the academic research laboratory be more responsive to roadblocks encountered in field applications and investigate them systematically so as to facilitate the continual refinement of field practice. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Development, Behavior Modification, Disadvantaged, Employment, Job Analysis, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, Orientation, Reinforcement, Special Programs, Trainees
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB 213 865, MF $.95; HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Authoring Institution: Mobilization for Youth, Inc., New York, NY. Experimental Manpower Lab.
Note: Presented at the Meeting of American Psychological Association (Honolulu, Hawaii, September, 1972)