Responding of profoundly retarded adults during extinction and continuous reinforcement conditions

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dc.contributor.author Vogel, Melinda W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:22Z
dc.date.created 1983 en_US
dc.date.issued 1983
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1983 .V63 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186265
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the present study was to analyze the behavior of profoundly mentally retarded adults through operant techniques. The subjects were three institutionalized retarded males ranging in CA from 20 to 26 with IQs ranging from 10 to 11. A reversal design was used with continuous reinforcement and extinction as the two conditions. Each subject was magazine trained to respond by pressing a lever. Edible reinforcers were used. Three types of results were obtained: (1) the amount of time each subject sat at the apparatus, (2) individual response rates per minute, and (3) cumulative records of those responses. Only a moderate degree of "classical" schedule control was achieved and individual differences appeared to be very great. Records indicate that these subjects recognized the change in conditions from CRF to extinction. Some evidence suggests that their behavior was affected by a history of extinction. en_US
dc.format.extent 9, [8] leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Operant conditioning. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Reinforcement (Psychology) en_US
dc.title Responding of profoundly retarded adults during extinction and continuous reinforcement conditions en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 4 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/394859 en_US


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