ERIC Number: ED117084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Better Discipline: Theory and Practice. Classroom Applications of Behavioral Psychology.
George, Paul S.
Research Bulletin, v9 n4 Summer 1975
The subject of this bulletin is achieving better discipline through the use of contingency management. Part 1 discusses the basic beliefs of behaviorists and the basic principles of behaviorism. It states that all human beings do what they do in pursuit of some variety or combination of tangible reinforcers, social reinforcers, and intangible reinforcers. Part 2 is concerned with ways to help teachers apply positive reinforcement in systemic ways. It begins with guidelines for using contingency management and then presents 23 contingency management techniques for the classroom. Part 3 contains questions and answers to help teachers understand and apply both the principles of behavioral psychology and the process of contingency management. The bulletin also includes lists of potential reinforcers and additional readings. (RC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavior Theories, Behavioral Sciences, Contingency Management, Discipline, Performance Contracts, Positive Reinforcement, Reinforcement
Florida Educational Research and Development Council, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611 ($2.00 ea.; 10 percent discount for 5 or more copies)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Educational Research and Development Council, Inc., Ft. Myers.