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ERIC Number: EJ521583
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
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Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Self-Restraint as Positive Reinforcement for Self-Injurious Behavior.
Smith, Richard G.; And Others
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v29 n1 p99-102 Spr 1996
This study compared rates of self-injurious behavior (SIB) exhibited by a 32-year-old woman with profound mental retardation across conditions in which access to restraint was either continuously available, presented as a consequence for SIB, or unavailable. Rates of SIB increased when access to restraint was contingent upon SIB, suggesting that self-restraint functioned as positive reinforcement for SIB. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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