Assessment of self-restraint using a functional analysis of self-injury

Mindy Scheithauer, Julia O'Connor, Lauryn M. Toby

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Abstract

When self-restraint and self-injurious behavior (SIB) co-occur, self-restraint might be maintained by negative reinforcement through the removal of SIB. The current study evaluated this possibility with an individual who exhibited hand-to-head SIB. Three functional analyses of SIB were conducted: (a) no consequences for self-restraint, (b) self-restraint blocked, and (c) hypothesized aversive effects of SIB blocked. The outcomes of the 3 analyses suggested that self-restraint was maintained by negative reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)907-911
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2015

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Self-Injurious Behavior
Wounds and Injuries
behavior
Restraint
Reinforcement (Psychology)
reinforcement
Reinforcement
functional analysis
consequences
assessment
individual
effect
Functional analysis
Self-injury

Keywords

  • functional analysis
  • protective equipment
  • self-injury
  • self-restraint
  • severe behavior disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Philosophy

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Assessment of self-restraint using a functional analysis of self-injury. / Scheithauer, Mindy; O'Connor, Julia; Toby, Lauryn M.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 4, 01.12.2015, p. 907-911.

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Scheithauer, Mindy; O'Connor, Julia; Toby, Lauryn M. / Assessment of self-restraint using a functional analysis of self-injury.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 48, No. 4, 01.12.2015, p. 907-911.

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