ERIC Number: EJ1092613
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
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Using Habit Reversal to Decrease Filled Pauses in Public Speaking
Mancuso, Carolyn; Miltenberger, Raymond G.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v49 n1 p188-192 Mar 2016
This study evaluated the effectiveness of simplified habit reversal in reducing filled pauses that occur during public speaking. Filled pauses consist of "uh," "um," or "er"; clicking sounds; and misuse of the word "like." After baseline, participants received habit reversal training that consisted of awareness training and competing response training. During postintervention assessments, all 6 participants exhibited an immediate decrease in filled pauses.
Descriptors: Habit Formation, Public Speaking, Speech Habits, Speech Communication, Language Fluency, Articulation (Speech), Behavior Modification, Training, Intervention
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