Effects ofa fixed-time schedule on aberrant and adaptive behavior

Henry S. Roane, Wayne W. Fisher, Gina M. Sgro

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Fixed-time (FT) schedules of reinforcement have been used to decrease destructive behavior. However, the effects of FT schedules on acquisition and maintenance of appropriate behavior remain unclear. In this study, we present a case in which an FT schedule produced an increase in adaptive behavior and resulted in a significant decrease in destructive behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-336
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Adaptive behavior
  • Destructive behavior
  • Fixed-time schedules
  • Pervasive developmental disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Applied Psychology


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