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ERIC Number: EJ941697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
Prevalence of Multiply Controlled Problem Behavior
Beavers, Gracie A.; Iwata, Brian A.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v44 n3 p593-597 Fall 2011
We examined articles in the "Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis" in which results of functional analyses indicated that problem behavior was maintained by multiple sources of reinforcement. Data for 88 (16.9%) of 521 subjects reported in 168 studies met the criteria for multiple control. Data for 11 subjects (2.1%) involved a single response topography, whereas data for 77 subjects involved multiple, collapsed response topographies (14.8% of the total [521 cases] or 87.5% of the multiple control cases), suggesting that when multiple control is observed, it often may be a by-product of response aggregation during assessment. (Contains 1 table.)
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Language: English
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