ERIC Number: EJ388852
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
A Test of the Response Deprivation Hypothesis in a Multiple-Response Context.
Aeschleman, Stanley R.; Williams, Margaret L.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v93 n4 p345-53 Jan 1989
Reinforcement contingencies defined by the response deprivation hypothesis were evaluated with three moderately mentally retarded persons (ages 17, 18, and 19). In the presence of the low probability, freely available response, a consistent reinforcement effect was evident whereas in the presence of a high probability response, the reinforcement effect was attenuated. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A