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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