Episode 2 - Conditioned Reinforcers in the Social Setting

In this episode, Rob, Diana, and Jackie review research on establishing conditioned reinforcers through social means.  Topics include using pairing to make praise reinforcing and learning that books can be reinforcing through observation of another person.  We also discuss our favorite novel praise statements and get to the bottom of Rob's spending habits.

Articles reviewed:

Dozier, C. L., Iwata, B. A., Thomason-Sassi, J., Worsdell, A. S., & Wilson, D. M. (2012). A COMPARISON OF TWO PAIRING PROCEDURES TO ESTABLISH PRAISE AS A REINFORCER. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis45(4), 721–735.  doi: 10.1901/jaba/2012.45-721

Singer-Dudek, J., Oblak, M., & Greer, R. D. (2011). ESTABLISHING BOOKS AS CONDITIONED REINFORCERS FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AS A FUNCTION OF AN OBSERVATIONAL INTERVENTION. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis44(3), 421–434. doi.org/10.1901/jaba.2011.44-421

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