Free-time as a reinforcer in the management of classroom behavior.

@article{Osborne1969FreetimeAA,
  title={Free-time as a reinforcer in the management of classroom behavior.},
  author={Josh Osborne},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1969},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={
          113-8
        }
}
  • Josh Osborne
  • Published in Journal of applied behavior analysis 1969
Six subjects, comprising one class at a school for the deaf, were given reinforcement consisting of time free from school work for remaining seated in the classroom. As a result, the frequency of leaving their chairs was sharply reduced. A second procedure presented free-time not contingent on remaining seated. Little change was seen in the already lowered response rate. An extension of the time required to be seated with corresponding reduction in the number of daily free-time periods did not… CONTINUE READING

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