Episode 20 - Noncontingent Reinforcement

Because noncontingent reinforcement goes beyond constant access to a bag of M+Ms, we bring you this, the latest episode of ABA Inside Track.  Jackie and Rob are ready to meet your response-independent schedule needs, especially if those needs include a synopsis of the Hugga Bunch movie.  Diana reviews NCR schedules, from dense to lean and everything in between, though expresses a preference for dense when candy is involved.  Finally, a heated discussion ensues regarding extinction as a ruiner of contingency marriages.  Listen closely: this episode is chock-full of putative possibilities.

Articles discussed this episode:

Hagopian, L.P., Fisher, W.W., & Legacy, S.M.  (1994).  Schedule effects of noncontingent reinforcement on attention-maintained destructive behavior in identical quadruplets.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 27, 317-325.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.1994.27-317

Wallce, M.D., Iwata, B.A., Hanley, G.P., Thompson, R.H., & Roscoe, E.M.  (2012).  Noncontingent reinforcement: A further examination of schedule effects during treatment.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 45, 709-719.  doi: 10.1901/jaba.2012.45-709

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