Applying the Matching Law in a Sheltered Workshop

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ABSTRACT

This study assessed the validity of the matching law in an
applied setting. It manipulated extraneous reinforcement and measured
the rate of rocking in a 24-year-old developmentally disabled
man. The resulting data were compared to that predicted by the
matching law.

The results were important in three ways: (1) extraneous
reinforcement systematically affected rocking in an applied setting
in the manner predicted by the matching law, (2) a clinically undesirable
behavior decreased in frequency, and (3) this decrease
occurred in the absence of direct intervention on the target behavior.
Thus, to a slight degree, scientific, practical, and humanitarian
goals were supported by these results.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS i i
LIST OF TABLES……………………………………… v
LIST OF FIGURES……………………………………. vi
CHAPTER
I. INTRODUCTION …………………………………. 1
Background in Matching Law and Matching Theory. . . 1
Matching L a w ……………………………. 2
Change-over Delay……………………….. 2
Matching Theory………………………….. 3
Research With Humans……………………….. 4
Human Analog Research…………. 4
Applied Research ………………………… 6
Practical Implications …………………… 7
Purpose of the Research…………………….. 8
II. METHOD………………………………………… 11
Subject…………………………………….. 11
Subject Consent ……………………………. 11
Setting…………………………………….. 12
Personnel…………………………………… 12
Apparatus…………………………………… 12
Dependent Variable……………………………. 13
Independent Variable………………………….. 14

Data Collection………………………………14
Reliability………………….. 16
III. RESULTS…………………………………………18
IV. DISCUSSION……………………………………..20
APPENDICES…………………………………………….22
A. Human Subjects Review Approval: W.M.U…………..23
B. Human Subjects Review Approval: Bethphage . . . . 25
C. Client Consent F o r m ………………………… 27
BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………………..29
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Author

Kristin Elizabeth Skousgard

No of Chapters

4

No of Pages

44

Reference

YES

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