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ERIC Number: EJ604999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Aggression and the Termination of "Rituals": A New Variant of the Escape Function for Challenging Behavior?
Murphy, Glynis; Macdonald, Sue; Hall, Scott; Oliver, Chris
Research in Developmental Disabilities, v21 n1 p43-59 Jan-Feb 2000
A case study is used to argue that the function of the aggressive behavior of a young woman with severe mental retardation was to avoid or escape the termination of a chain of complex stereotyped ritual behaviors. This is an example of complex interaction between two behaviors and illustrates the need for very careful analysis of the functions of challenging behavior. (Contains extensive references.) (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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