The Evocative and Repertoire-Altering Effects of Contingency-Specifying Stimuli

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The effects of deadlines in contingency-specifying stimuli among nine 4 to 5 year old children were investigated. Each child was given verbal statements differing in the specified deadline, the delivery of the reinforcer, and the opportunity to respond. The results indicated: (a) statements not specifying deadlines or reinforcers failed to control the children's behavior reliably, (b) specifying deadlines, either immediate or delayed, and immediate reinforcers exerted reliable control over the children's behavior when the opportunity to respond was immediately available, and (c) specifying delayed deadlines or no deadlines and immediate or delayed reinforcers did not reliably control the children's behavior ... continued below

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Mistr, Kathryn N. (Kathryn Noel) August 1992.

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The effects of deadlines in contingency-specifying stimuli among nine 4 to 5 year old children were investigated. Each child was given verbal statements differing in the specified deadline, the delivery of the reinforcer, and the opportunity to respond. The results indicated: (a) statements not specifying deadlines or reinforcers failed to control the children's behavior reliably, (b) specifying deadlines, either immediate or delayed, and immediate reinforcers exerted reliable control over the children's behavior when the opportunity to respond was immediately available, and (c) specifying delayed deadlines or no deadlines and immediate or delayed reinforcers did not reliably control the children's behavior when the opportunity to respond was delayed.

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Mistr, Kathryn N. (Kathryn Noel). The Evocative and Repertoire-Altering Effects of Contingency-Specifying Stimuli, thesis, August 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc501022/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .