The use of an escape contingency and a token economy to increase food acceptance

SungWoo Kahng, James H. Boscoe, Shannon Byrne

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Abstract

Escape (termination of a meal) and token-based differential reinforcement of alternative behavior were used as reinforcement to increase acceptance of food. Using a changing criterion design, the number of bites accepted and consumed was gradually increased to 15 bites per meal. These data suggest that, in some cases, escape may be a potent reinforcer for food acceptance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume36
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2003

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Keywords

  • Escape
  • Food acceptance
  • Food refusal
  • Negative reinforcement

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  • Clinical Psychology

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The use of an escape contingency and a token economy to increase food acceptance. / Kahng, SungWoo; Boscoe, James H.; Byrne, Shannon.

In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Vol. 36, No. 3, 09.2003, p. 349-353.

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Kahng, SungWoo ; Boscoe, James H. ; Byrne, Shannon. / The use of an escape contingency and a token economy to increase food acceptance. In: Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. 2003 ; Vol. 36, No. 3. pp. 349-353.
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