The purpose of the present study was to determine the value of DRL schedules in reducing the behavior of a group of behaviorally disordered children. During the DRL procedure, reinforcement was made available for inappropriate language that was less than a prescribed limit for each day. When the DRL limit was successively decreased across weeks, the behavior of the students systematically decreased. Data indicated that reinforcing low rates of behavior may be an effective alternative to the use of aversive contingencies to reduce the misbehavior of such children.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Psychology in the Schools|
|State||Published - Jul 1978|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Developmental and Educational Psychology