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ERIC Number: EJ623097
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Preference for Unreliable Reinforcement in Children with Mental Retardation: The Role of Conditioned Reinforcement.
Lalli, Joseph S.; Mauro, Benjamin C.; Mace, F. Charles
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v33 n4 p533-44 Win 2000
Three experiments involving four children (ages 3-7) with mental retardation found participants preferred unreliable reinforcements under certain conditions. Findings are discussed regarding the role of specific stimuli as conditioned reinforcers and how they influence preference for a response that produces reinforcement on a leaner schedule than a socially desirable response. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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