Dennis L. Nunes, Robert J. Murphy, Michael L. Ruprecht
Abstract: Self-injurious behavior is a serious problem among some of the profoundly and severely retarded. In Experiment I a retarded male was exposed to a contingent withdrawal of reinforcement procedure in an attempt to suppress his self-abusive behavior. Vibratory stimulation was used as the reinforcer. In Experiment II differential reinforcement of other behavior and contingent withdrawal of vibration were used to decrease the self-injurious behavior of a retarded girl. The results of both experiments indicated tha…
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