Antecedent Manipulations in a Tangible Condition Effects of Stimulus Preference on Aggression
After a functional analysis indicated that aggression of an 8-year-old boy with autism was maintained by access to preferred items, antecedent manipulations involving the relative preference of restrict-ed and noncontingently available stimuli were conducted. Restricting highly preferred items evoked the highest rates of aggression regardless of the preference level of the noncontingently available alternative items. Restricting less preferred stimuli was associated with moderate rates of aggression even when the alternative items were more preferred.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Mueller, M. M.,
Wilczynski, S. M.,
Moore, J. W.,
(2001). Antecedent Manipulations in a Tangible Condition Effects of Stimulus Preference on Aggression. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 34(2), 237-240.
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