Title

An Analysis of Aversive Stimuli in Classroom Demand Contexts

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2003

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Although recent research has identified numerous variables that can affect behavior maintained by negative reinforcement, questions remain concerning the potential aspects of the demand context that evoke problem behavior. To date, few studies have examined these questions within general education classrooms. The current study assessed the influence of social and task-difficulty variables on problem behavior maintained by negative reinforcement. Teachers in general education classrooms implemented three analyses to determine the influence of these variables on the problem behavior of 4 boys. Results are discussed in terms of response covariation within the demand context.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

36

Issue

3

First Page

339

Last Page

348