ERIC Number: EJ388855
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Effects of a Freely Available Response on the Schedule Performance of Mentally Retarded Persons.
Diorio, Mark S.; Konarski, Edward A., Jr.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v93 n4 p373-79 Jan 1989
The study with 84 mentally retarded persons (mean IQ 41) concluded that increases of instrumental performance in the response deprivation schedules employed were due to the contingency and not noncontingent deprivation, and that the effectiveness of therapeutic reinforcement programs is influenced by the presence of alternative responses. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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