Effects of a multiple schedule on interactions of multiple responses with children

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Alan Girard Zukerman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
P. Scott Lawrence

Abstract: Although most past work on the understanding and control of behavior has concentrated on stimuli and responses in isolation from the behavioral stream, trends in research incorporating study of multiple responses and temporally distal stimulus input are evident. Studies combining the use of humans, "natural," everyday responses, and momentary analyses of response interactions have not been conducted. This investigation sought to systematically investigate and extend the behavioral stream approach in experimental, theoretical, and applied areas. Specific areas of interest were the effects of noncontiguous stimulus input on immediate responding, interactions of multiple responses, and symptom-response, substitution. A group contingency was applied to the desirable response of conjoint in-seat and attending. The undesirable responses monitored were out-of-seat, aggressive and/or complaining behavior, and non-task related talking. Stereotyped responding was also monitored, as was the response of looking at cue lights accompanying a multiple schedule. The multiple schedule was used to assess effects of immediate and distal stimulus input on responding and response interactions. The first experimental phase consisted of a baseline of an equal MULT VI VI. The second phase was a shift to MULT VI EXT. A recovery of baseline, with an equal MULT VI VI, was attempted in the third phase.

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Language: English
Date: 1974
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