ERIC Number: ED147697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: 0
Teaching College Students to Put Their Toys Away: Some Observations on the Application of Negative Reinforcement and Precise Feedback to Community Programs.
Jason, Leonard A.; Glenwick, David S.
This article describes the use of the precise feedback and negative reinforcement to ameliorate problems at a community health center. Both procedures were successful in improving the performance (returning toys to their appropriate places) of undergraduate paraprofessionals involved in an educational program for disadvantaged children. The study indicates that both precise feedback and negative reinforcement are not restricted to clinically relevant individual behaviors and that the procedures can be effectively applied to community-centered programs. Implications for future research and application of these techniques to other community-based interventions and group situations are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Association of Behavior Analysis (3rd, Chicago, Illinois, May 14-17, 1977)