Treatment of a retarded adult's mannequin phobia through in vivo desensitization and shaping approach responses

H. Richard Waranch, Brian A. Iwata, Marianne K. Wohl, F. Don Nidiffer

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Abstract

The treatment of a 21-yr-old retarded male who exhibited a longstanding fear of mannequins is described. A program that shaped approach responses to mannequins of increasing size resulted in 100% approach responses to three different size mannequins during therapy sessions. One training session in a naturalistic setting (shopping mall) resulted in generalization that was maintained 6 months after treatment. A follow-up probe session conducted in the clinic 6 months following treatment showed that approach responses to the three mannequins used in training remained at 100%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981

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Treatment of a retarded adult's mannequin phobia through in vivo desensitization and shaping approach responses. / Waranch, H. Richard; Iwata, Brian A.; Wohl, Marianne K.; Nidiffer, F. Don.

In: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Vol. 12, No. 4, 1981, p. 359-362.

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