ERIC Number: EJ1113660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
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Evaluation of a Lag Schedule of Reinforcement in a Group Contingency to Promote Varied Naming of Categories Items with Children
Wiskow, Katie M.; Donaldson, Jeanne M.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v49 n3 p472-484 Sep 2016
We compared the effects of Lag 0 and Lag 1 schedules of reinforcement on children's responses naming category items in a group context and subsequent responses emitted during individual testing in which the schedule of reinforcement remained Lag 0. Specifically, we measured response variability and novel responses to categories for 3 children who demonstrated the lowest level of variability during an initial individual Lag 0 testing session. An additional 3 children who emitted a high level of variability during initial individual Lag 0 testing sessions served as peers during group sessions. Results showed that participants conformed to the Lag 1 schedule and were more likely to repeat peer responses in the group and during individual testing in the Lag 1 condition. Furthermore, the reinforcement schedule in effect during group sessions affected participants' varied responses during individual testing, during which the reinforcement schedule remained unchanged.
Descriptors: Naming, Children, Reinforcement, Context Effect, Classification, Diagnostic Tests, Observation, Individual Testing, Group Testing, Contingency Management, Child Behavior, Comparative Analysis
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