The effects of response effort on safe performance by therapists at an autism treatment facility

Sarah E. Casella, David A. Wilder, Pamela Neidert, Catalina Rey, Megan Compton, Ivy Chong

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Abstract

The effects of response effort on safe behaviors (i.e., glove wearing, hand sanitizing, and electrical outlet replacement) exhibited by therapists at an autism treatment center were examined. Participants were exposed to 2 or 3 levels of effort (i.e., high, medium, low) for each dependent variable. Results showed increased safe performance during the low-effort conditions relative to other conditions across all dependent variables for all participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)729-734
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume43
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • autism
  • human service settings
  • response effort requirement
  • safe performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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