The effects of extinction, noncontingent reinforcement and differential reinforcement of other behavior as control procedures.

@article{Thompson2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of extinction, noncontingent reinforcement and differential reinforcement of other behavior as control procedures.},
  author={R. H. Thompson and Brian A. Iwata and Gregory P. Hanley and Claudia L. Dozier and Andrew L. Samaha},
  journal={Journal of applied behavior analysis},
  year={2003},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={221-38}
}
Several techniques have been used in applied research as controls for the introduction of a reinforcement contingency, including extinction, noncontingent reinforcement (NCR), and differential reinforcement of other behavior (DRO). Little research, however, has examined the relative strengths and limitations of these "reversal" controls. We compared the effects of extinction with those of NCR and DRO in both multi-element and reversal designs, with respect to (a) rate and amount of response… CONTINUE READING