Assessment ofa response bias for aggression over functionally equivalent appropriate behavior

Iser G. DeLeon, Wayne W. Fisher, Kelly M. Herman, Kimberly C. Crosland

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Abstract

We evaluated the effects of a dense (fixed-ratio 1) schedule of reinforcement for an 11-year-old boy's mands for toys while aggression produced the same toys on various schedules chosen on the basis of a progressive-ratio probe. Based on the probe session data, we accurately predicted that aggression would be more probable than mands when the schedules were equal or slightly discrepant, but that mands would be more probable when the schedule discrepancy was large.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

Keywords

  • Aggression
  • Behavioral economics
  • Choice
  • Concurrent schedules
  • Functional communication training
  • Response bias

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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