On the Necessity of Structure in an Arbitrary World: Using Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement to Describe Response Generalization

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Timothy D. Ludwig Ph.D., Professor (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: http://www.library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: The term response generalization has been poorly defined and has, over many years, been a source of controversy for applied researchers who must grapple with results that show changes in behaviors outside of the response class targeted by their intervention. The present discussion seeks to differentiate response generalization from such terms as response covariation and induction. Instead, response generalization is redefined in the context of response classes and concurrent schedules of reinforcement.

Additional Information

Publication
Ludwig, T.D. (2002). On the Necessity of Structure in an Arbitrary World: Using Concurrent Schedules of Reinforcement to describe Response Generalization. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21 (4), 13-38. Version of record published by Taylor & Francis and is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/ (ISSN: 0160-8061) DOI: 10.1300/J075v21n04_03 [Special Issue of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management critiquing Ludwig (2002) included commentaries by Houchins & Boyce (2002), Austin & Wilson (2002), and Geller (2002).]
Language: English
Date: 2002
Keywords
organizational behavior, behavioral assessment