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ERIC Number: EJ877530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Assessment of the Relative Effects of Attention and Escape on Noncompliance
Rodriguez, Nicole M.; Thompson, Rachel H.; Baynham, Tanya Y.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n1 p143-147 Spr 2010
The current study presents a method for assessing the relative effects of attention and escape on noncompliance in preschoolers. Attention and escape conditions were alternated in a multielement design, and a contingency reversal procedure, in which one test condition served as a control for the other, was used to demonstrate control. For all 3 participants, noncompliance was maintained, at least in part, by social attention. Functional analyses of noncompliance such as the one described here may be valuable for developing function-based treatments. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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