Assessment of the relative effects of attention and escape on noncompliance

Nicole M. Rodriguez, Rachel H. Thompson, Tanya Y. Baynham

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Abstract

The current study presents a method for assessing the relative effects of attention and escape on noncompliance in preschoolers. Attention and escape conditions were alternated in a multielement design, and a contingency reversal procedure, in which one test condition served as a control for the other, was used to demonstrate control. For all 3 participants, noncompliance was maintained, at least in part, by social attention. Functional analyses of noncompliance such as the one described here may be valuable for developing function-based treatments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-147
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Compliance
  • Functional analysis
  • Noncompliance
  • Preschoolers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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