Making life easier with effort: Basic findings and applied research on response effort.

@article{Friman1995MakingLE,
  title={Making life easier with effort: Basic findings and applied research on response effort.},
  author={Patrick C. Friman},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1995},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={583-90}
}
Early basic research showed that increases in required response effort (or force) produced effects that resembled those produced by punishment. A recent study by Alling and Poling determined some subtle differences between the two behavior-change strategies, but also confirmed that increasing required effort is an effective response-reduction procedure with enduring effects. In this paper we summarize basic research on response effort and explore the role of effort in diverse applied areas… CONTINUE READING

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