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ERIC Number: ED084752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 36
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Positive Reinforcement and Response Cost Procedures in a Token Reinforcement Program in a Special Education Class.
Eisen, Lynne G.; Eisen, Marvin
Compared in a junior high class of 12 educable mentally handicapped children were the effects on adaptive behaviors of a token reinforcement program involving only positive reinforcement and a token reinforcement program additionally involving response cost. The token reinforcement response cost condition allowed students to earn points for positive behaviors but lose points for negative behaviors, while the token reinforcement without response cost condition allowed students to earn points for positive behaviors but did not penalize negative behaviors. Target behaviors included talking, noise, and disturbing others. Both experimental conditions increased the occurrence of appropriate classroom behaviors, but no differences were observed between the two token conditions. (DB)
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