ERIC Number: ED136473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of Two Naturally Covarying Behaviors: Activity Level and Inappropriateness.
Rogers-Warren, Ann; Baer, Donald M.
Observations of two groups of severely and profoundly retarded children (6-14 years old, n=28) residing in a state institution were carried out to determine what naturally occurring environmental events appear to control the children's behavior. After observing the children from Ward A in two settings, and the children from Ward B in three settings, two clear interrelationships emerged: (1) as activities involving peers and materials increased, inappropriate behaviors systematically decreased; and (2) activity level increased as the number of staff members present increased. (Author/SBH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C., September 6, 1976)