Achievement Place: the reliability of self-reporting and peer-reporting and their effects on behavior.

@article{Fixsen1972AchievementPT,
  title={Achievement Place: the reliability of self-reporting and peer-reporting and their effects on behavior.},
  author={Dean L. Fixsen and E L Phillips and Marianne McGarry Wolf},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1972},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          19-30
        }
}
The reliability of the boys reporting their own behavior of their peers was measured in two experiments at Achievement Place, a community based, family style, behavior modification program for delinquents based on a token (point) economy. The results of these experiments indicated that; (a) the boys were not "naturally" reliable observers, (b) the reliability of peer-reporting could be improved by providing training on the behavioral definitions and by making points contingent on agreement… CONTINUE READING

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