Response allocation to concurrent fixed-ratio reinforcement schedules with work requirements by adults with mental retardation and typical preschool children.

@article{Cuvo1998ResponseAT,
  title={Response allocation to concurrent fixed-ratio reinforcement schedules with work requirements by adults with mental retardation and typical preschool children.},
  author={Anthony J Cuvo and Lindsey Lerch and D A Leurquin and T J Gaffaney and Roger Poppen},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={1998},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={43-63}
}
The present experiments examined the effect of work requirements in combination with reinforcement schedule on the choice behavior of adults with mental retardation and preschool children. The work requirements of age-appropriate tasks (i.e., sorting silverware, jumping hurdles, tossing beanbags) were manipulated. Participants were presented with their choice of two response options for each trial that varied simultaneously on both work requirement and reinforcement schedule. Results showed… CONTINUE READING
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