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ERIC Number: EJ796389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0145-4455
Comparing Main and Collateral Effects of Extinction and Differential Reinforcement of Alternative Behavior
Petscher, Erin Seligson; Bailey, Jon S.
Behavior Modification, v32 n4 p468-488 2008
This study evaluated the effects and collateral effects of extinction (EXT) and differential reinforcement of alternative behavior (DRA) interventions with inappropriate vocalizations and work refusal. Both interventions have been used frequently to reduce problem behaviors. The benefits of these interventions have been established yet may be outweighed by the reported negative side effects that result. However, these collateral effects have rarely been measured or reported. DRA produced the most rapid reductions in behavior for 4 of the 5 participants. Other behaviors were measured for changes and showed that the desirable collateral effect of academic engagement tended to be higher during EXT than DRA. No evidence of EXT bursts was present with any participant, although EXT-induced aggression occurred with 1 participant. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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