A Preliminary Examination of a Vocal Generalized Conditioned Reinforcer

Maria R. Helton, Jonathan W. Ivy

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Abstract

Generalized conditioned reinforcers (GCRs) in the form of tokens are commonly used in behavioral treatment. However, it is possible for non-tangible consequences to also function as GCRs. For example, a vocal stimulus (e.g., good job) associated with completion of a work task, access to preferred actives, and peer interaction could function as a GCR. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of pairing a vocal stimulus with multiple edible reinforcers on the Frequency math problem completion. The results suggest that a vocal statement paired with an array of four back-up reinforcer functioned as a GCR for completing math problems for two typically developing children identified as having minor deficits in math skills. Copyright

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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