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ERIC Number: EJ910175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
An Experimental Analysis of Negative Reinforcement Contingencies for Adult-Delivered Reprimands
Miller, Jonathan R.; Lerman, Dorothea C.; Fritz, Jennifer N.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v43 n4 p769-773 Win 2010
Seven adults participated in simulated teaching sessions with an experimenter who role played as a student with developmental disabilities. The experimenter engaged in problem behavior and either (a) terminated problem behavior contingent on participant reprimands (negative reinforcement) or (b) did not terminate problem behavior contingent on reprimands (extinction). Results suggested that reprimands were sensitive to negative reinforcement in the form of the immediate cessation of problem behavior. These preliminary findings support role play as a potentially viable laboratory model for analyzing behaviors of typical adults. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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