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ERIC Number: EJ899106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
A Comparison of Various Forms of Reinforcement with and without Extinction as Treatment for Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior
Carter, Stacy L.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n3 p543-546 Fall 2010
The present investigation compared the effects of reinforcing compliance with either positive or negative reinforcement for a participant who displayed escape-maintained problem behavior. The results indicated that positive reinforcement in the form of a highly preferred edible or leisure item produced higher levels of compliance and lower levels of problem behavior when compared to negative reinforcement in the form of escape from demands. In addition, an extinction procedure was unnecessary to achieve high levels of compliance. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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