Evaluation of response blocking and re-presentation in a competing stimulus assessment

Heather Jennett, Kathryn Jann, Louis P. Hagopian

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Abstract

Competing stimulus assessments (CSA) have been used to identify stimuli that are associated with reduced levels of problem behavior, presumably as a function of reinforcer competition. Following a standard CSA in which stimuli simply were made available, 2 more CSAs were conducted with additional components designed to enhance reinforcer competition: representation of stimuli and response blocking for self-injury. The results obtained from each CSA were validated in an extended treatment analysis. The study illustrates how the effects of additional components designed to enhance reinforcer competition can be evaluated efficiently in the context of a CSA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)925-929
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • automatic reinforcement
  • competing stimulus assessment
  • response blocking
  • self-injurious behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science

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