Suppressive effects of a stimulus correlated with reprimands for automatically-maintained eye poking.

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A functional analysis, conducted to assess the variables maintaining the chronic eye poking of a female diagnosed with profound mental retardation, indicated that the behavior persisted in the absence of social contingencies. A procedure was initiated in a training environment in which a punisher (mild reprimand) was delivered contingent on eye poking in the presence, but not in the absence, of a neutral stimulus (wristbands). Using a combination of multiple baseline and multielement experimental designs, it was determined that that eye poking was suppressed in the presence of the previously neutral stimulus, even in environments in which the reprimand contingency ... continued below

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McKenzie, Scott Daniel May 2003.

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A functional analysis, conducted to assess the variables maintaining the chronic eye poking of a female diagnosed with profound mental retardation, indicated that the behavior persisted in the absence of social contingencies. A procedure was initiated in a training environment in which a punisher (mild reprimand) was delivered contingent on eye poking in the presence, but not in the absence, of a neutral stimulus (wristbands). Using a combination of multiple baseline and multielement experimental designs, it was determined that that eye poking was suppressed in the presence of the previously neutral stimulus, even in environments in which the reprimand contingency was inoperative.

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McKenzie, Scott Daniel. Suppressive effects of a stimulus correlated with reprimands for automatically-maintained eye poking., thesis, May 2003; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc4152/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .