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Temporal discounting: basic research and the analysis of socially important behavior.
Recent basic research on human temporal discounting is reviewed to illustrate procedures, summarize key findings, and draw parallels with both nonhuman animal research and conceptual writings onExpand
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Translational research in behavior analysis: historical traditions and imperative for the future.
"Pure basic" science can become detached from the natural world that it is supposed to explain. "Pure applied" work can become detached from fundamental processes that shape the world it is supposedExpand
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Acquisition of a spatially defined operant with delayed reinforcement.
Two experiments investigated the role of an immediate, response-produced auditory stimulus during acquisition, via delayed reinforcement, of a response selected to control for possible unprogrammed,Expand
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Efficiently establishing concepts of inferential statistics and hypothesis decision making through contextually controlled equivalence classes.
Computerized lessons that reflect stimulus equivalence principles were used to teach college students concepts related to inferential statistics and hypothesis decision making. Lesson 1 taughtExpand
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Noncontingent reinforcement, alternative reinforcement, and the matching law: a laboratory demonstration.
Basic researchers, but not most applied researchers, have assumed that the behavior-decelerating effects of noncontingent reinforcement result at least partly from adventitious reinforcement ofExpand
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Classification of vowels and consonants by individuals with moderate mental retardation: development of arbitrary relations via match-to-sample training with compound stimuli.
This study explored whether an identity-matching-based stimulus equivalence procedure could be used to teach vowel and consonant stimulus classes to 2 adolescent females with moderate mentalExpand
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The Fuzzy Concept of Applied Behavior Analysis Research
We advocate a bigger-tent version of applied behavior analysis research in which, to use Baer and colleagues’ own words, the label applied is determined not by the procedures used but by the interest society shows in the problem being studied. Expand
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Concurrent schedules of positive and negative reinforcement: differential-impact and differential-outcomes hypotheses.
Considerable evidence from outside of operant psychology suggests that aversive events exert greater influence over behavior than equal-sized positive-reinforcement events. Operant theory is largelyExpand
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Evaluating the function of applied behavior analysis a bibliometric analysis.
  • T. Critchfield
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of applied behavior analysis
  • 1 December 2002
Analysis of scholarly citations involving behavioral journals reveals that, consistent with its mission, applied behavior analysis research frequently references the basic behavioral literature but,Expand
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Punishment in human choice: direct or competitive suppression?
This investigation compared the predictions of two models describing the integration of reinforcement and punishment effects in operant choice. Deluty's (1976) competitive-suppression modelExpand
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