ERIC Number: EJ573540
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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On the Establishing and Reinforcing Effects of Termination of Demands for Destructive Behavior Maintained by Positive and Negative Reinforcement.
Piazza, Cathleen C.; Hanley, Gregory P.; Fisher, Wayne W.; Gulotta, Charles S.; Ruyter, John M.
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v19 n5 p395-407 Sep-Oct 1998
This study applied functional behavioral analysis to the destructive behaviors of two young boys with multiple disabilities including behavior disorders. Results suggested that the subjects' destructive behaviors were sensitive to both escape and attention as reinforcers. Results support the importance of establishing operations in determining the appetitive or aversive properties of stimuli when destructive behavior is multiply controlled. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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