The effects of noncontingent delivery of high-and low-preference stimuli on attention-maintained destructive behavior

Wayne W Fisher, Julia T. O'Connor, Patricia F. Kurtz, Iser G. DeLeon, Deidre L. Gotjen

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Abstract

An adolescent with severe mental retardation and cerebral palsy who displayed attention-maintained destructive behavior was exposed to noncontingent reinforcer delivery (NCR) with either a high-preference or a low-preference stimulus while reinforcement for destructive behavior with attention remained in effect (i.e., NCR without extinction). NCR without extinction was effective only when the high-preference stimulus was available, suggesting that systematic assessment of stimulus quality may enhance the effectiveness of NCR with alternative stimuli.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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Keywords

  • Behavioral assessment
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Functional analysis
  • Noncontingent reinforcement

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  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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The effects of noncontingent delivery of high-and low-preference stimuli on attention-maintained destructive behavior. / Fisher, Wayne W; O'Connor, Julia T.; Kurtz, Patricia F.; DeLeon, Iser G.; Gotjen, Deidre L.

In: Journal of applied behavior analysis, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.01.2000, p. 79-83.

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Fisher, Wayne W ; O'Connor, Julia T. ; Kurtz, Patricia F. ; DeLeon, Iser G. ; Gotjen, Deidre L. / The effects of noncontingent delivery of high-and low-preference stimuli on attention-maintained destructive behavior. In: Journal of applied behavior analysis. 2000 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 79-83.
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