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ERIC Number: EJ832378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 85
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Applied Implications of Reinforcement History Effects
Pipkin, Claire St. Peter; Vollmer, Timothy R.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v42 n1 p83-103 Spr 2009
Although the influence of reinforcement history is a theoretical focus of behavior analysis, the specific behavioral effects of reinforcement history have received relatively little attention in applied research and practice. We examined the potential effects of reinforcement history by reviewing nonhuman, human operant, and applied research and interpreted the findings in relation to possible applied significance. The focus is on reinforcement history effects in the context of reinforcement schedules commonly used either to strengthen behavior (e.g., interval schedules) or commonly used to decrease behavior (e.g., extinction).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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