Decreasing signs of negative affect and correlated self-injury in an individual with mental retardation and mood disturbances

Steven E. Lindauer, Iser G. DeLeon, Wayne W. Fisher

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Abstract

We evaluated the effects of an enriched environment, based on a paired-choice preference assessment, on both rates of self-injurious behavior (SIB) and percentage of session intervals during which signs of negative affect were displayed by a woman with mental retardation and a mood disorder. Results suggested that SIB and signs of negative affect were highly correlated and that the enriched environment effectively reduced both.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-106
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

Keywords

  • Developmental disabilities
  • Environmental enrichment
  • Mood disorder
  • Self-injurious behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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