Reduction of classroom noise levels using group contingencies

Brandon M. Ring, Sigurdur O. Sigurdsson, Sean L. Eubanks, Kenneth Silverman

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The therapeutic workplace is an employment-based abstinence reinforcement intervention for unemployed drug users where trainees receive on-the-job employment skills training in a classroom setting. The study is an extension of prior therapeutic workplace research, which suggested that trainees frequently violated noise standards. Participants received real-time graphed feedback of noise levels and had the opportunity to earn monetary group reinforcement for maintaining a low number of noise violations. Results suggested that feedback and monetary reinforcement reduced the number of noise violations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-844
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014


  • group contingency
  • monetary reinforcement
  • noise reduction
  • real-time feedback
  • therapeutic workplace

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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