Karen E. Gould
Daniel Gould, Laura Dudley
Date of Award
Master of Applied Behavior Analysis
Department or Academic Unit
Bouve College of Health Sciences, Department of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology
psychology, special education, generalized conditioned reinforcer, token
Cognition and Perception | Cognitive Psychology | Developmental Psychology | Psychology
Unconditioned, novel black tokens were systematically conditioned to conditioned, currently utilized tokens in 5 phases for two participants. The unconditioned token resulted in an increased latency from presentation of token to task engagement when first presented. On all subsequent sessions the latency remained at or below baseline levels. The total session time showed a downward trend for both participants, suggesting the unconditioned tokens attained reinforcing properties. A reinforcer assessment indicated that the black tokens served as reinforcers for a novel, untrained task.
Benjamin M. Dawes
Dawes, Benjamin M., "Conditioning a novel token as a generalized conditioned reinforcer" (2012). Applied Behavioral Analysis Master's Theses. Paper 101. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20002671
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