ERIC Number: EJ521580
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Defining, Validating, and Increasing Indices of Happiness among People with Profound Multiple Disabilities.
Green, Carolyn W.; Reid, Dennis H.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v29 n1 p67-78 Spr 1996
This study attempted to operationalize, measure, and increase happiness among five adults with profound mental and physical disabilities. Happiness indices were defined and observed. Most preferred stimuli-produced increases in happiness indices, and practitioner ratings of participant happiness coincided with observed indices. Discussion focuses on behavioral approaches to enhancement of happiness in this population. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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