Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Claire St. Peter
Noncontingent reinforcement (NCR) is a behavioral treatment in which a reinforcer is provided at set intervals independently of responding. Although NCR is commonly used, effects of inconsistent implementation (i.e., implementation with integrity failures) during NCR were previously unknown. The current study included six participants, but full-integrity NCR suppressed problem behavior for only three participants. Thus, we evaluated effects of one kind of integrity failure, reinforcement of problem behavior, on NCR outcomes for three children who engaged in inappropriate vocalizations maintained by access to tangible items. Effects of commission errors were idiosyncratic across participants.
Jones, Stephanie Hope, "Effects of Commission Errors during Noncontingent Reinforcement" (2020). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7637.