Behavioral economic influences on treatments designed to decrease destructive behavior

Alicia C. Perry, Wayne W. Fisher

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In behavioral economics terms, response allocation is viewed as an exchange between the price of and the demand for reinforcers associated with various responses. In this study, behavioral economics principles were used to develop and evaluate a treatment package that reduced destructive behavior to zero while communication and compliance were increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-215
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001



  • Behavioral economics
  • Destructive behavior
  • Extinction
  • Functional analysis
  • Negative reinforcement
  • Punishment
  • Response effort

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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