A further analysis of the value of choice: controlling for illusory discriminative stimuli and evaluating the effects of less preferred items.

@article{Schmidt2009AFA,
  title={A further analysis of the value of choice: controlling for illusory discriminative stimuli and evaluating the effects of less preferred items.},
  author={Anna C Schmidt and Gregory P. Hanley and Stacy A. Layer},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={2009},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={
          711-6
        }
}
We sought to address limitations of prior research that has isolated choice as an independent variable. Children's preferences for the opportunity to choose were evaluated in a concurrent-chains arrangement in which identical consequences were available in choice and no-choice conditions. Results demonstrated that preference for choice, in and of itself, was (a) evident in children, (b) not controlled by illusory discriminative stimuli such as the amount from which to choose, and (c) generally… CONTINUE READING

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