ERIC Number: ED135472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Variable Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior (VDRO): Its Effectiveness as a Modification Procedure.
Reuter, Katherine E.; LeBlanc, Judith M.
Two groups of five preschool children were trained to press a key for marbles for four sessions of variable ratio reinforcement (VR6). Subsequently, response decrement for the groups was compared during conditions of fixed and variable differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO and VDRO). Fixed DRO was more effective for decreasing response rate. The differences were independent of original baseline response rates. Development of "superstitious" or other behavior during fixed DRO possibly facilitated the more effective response elimination in those conditions. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; Public Health Service (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Dept. of Human Development.; Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Bureau of Child Research.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (80th, Honolulu, Hawaii, September 2-8, 1972)