The Effects of Contingent Money Withdrawal on Three Response Classes of Verbal Behavior

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This study attempted to reduce three response classes in the verbal behavior of a forty-three-year-old female graduate student. Consequences were placed on interruptions, illogical statements, and total time talking. Specifically, a response rate was taken on the three response classes, and contingent money withdrawal for exceeding defined limits was used as punishment. The treatment was generally effective in reducing interruptions, illogical statements, and total time talking to one half the baseline level, but the follow-up phase suggests that some form of maintainance procedure would be needed to maintain the rate at the lower level.

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Spencer, Thomas A. August 1974.

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This study attempted to reduce three response classes in the verbal behavior of a forty-three-year-old female graduate student. Consequences were placed on interruptions, illogical statements, and total time talking. Specifically, a response rate was taken on the three response classes, and contingent money withdrawal for exceeding defined limits was used as punishment. The treatment was generally effective in reducing interruptions, illogical statements, and total time talking to one half the baseline level, but the follow-up phase suggests that some form of maintainance procedure would be needed to maintain the rate at the lower level.

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Spencer, Thomas A. The Effects of Contingent Money Withdrawal on Three Response Classes of Verbal Behavior, thesis, August 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc662984/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .