ERIC Number: ED099758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Applied Behavior Analysis and the Imprisoned Adult Felon Project 1: The Cellblock Token Economy.
Milan, Michael A.; And Others
This report provides a technical-level analysis, discussion, and summary of five experiments in applied behavior analysis. Experiment 1 examined the token economy as a basis for motivating inmate behavior; Experiment 2 examined the relationship between magnitude of token reinforcement and level of inmate performance; Experiment 3 introduced a 'License Procedure' to determine its effect on inmate participation in a leisure-time education program; Experiment 4 compared three formats for presenting programmed instruction material; and Experiment 5 examined the effectiveness of decreasing undesirable behavior by reinforcing incompatible opposites. All experiments were carried out at Draper Correctional Center, Elmore, Alabama, with a population of incarcerated, young adult felons. The report provides ample data in discussion of the results of experiments, and it includes a general discussion of the role of applied behavior analysis in the field of corrections. A relevant bibliography is also included. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavioral Science Research, Correctional Rehabilitation, Performance, Prisoners, Programed Instruction, Reinforcement, Research Projects, Young Adults
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (HC $3.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL.
Identifiers - Location: Alabama