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ERIC Number: EJ947624
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1750-9467
The Role of Context in the Evaluation of Reinforcer Efficacy: Implications for the Preference Assessment Outcomes
Mangum, Aphrodite; Fredrick, Laura; Pabico, Robert; Roane, Henry
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, v6 n1 p158-167 Jan-Mar 2012
Highly preferred stimuli were identified via two preference assessments (based on Fisher et al., 1992), the second of which included stimuli that were ranked low in the initial preference assessment. Following the preference assessments, a subset of stimuli was evaluated as reinforcers in single- and concurrent-operant arrangements. In general, stimuli that were identified as highly preferred in the initial preference assessment functioned as more effective reinforcers. These results are discussed in terms of how the context in which stimuli are evaluated may play a role in the identification of effective positive reinforcers for individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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