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Psychology

Western Michigan University

Theses/Dissertations

1979

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The Effects Of Written Instruction On The Giving Of Feedback, Robert L. Kowalski Dec 1979

The Effects Of Written Instruction On The Giving Of Feedback, Robert L. Kowalski

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Relationship Between Contracting And The Level Of Academic Achievement Of High School Students, John Philip Kirkpatrick Dec 1979

The Relationship Between Contracting And The Level Of Academic Achievement Of High School Students, John Philip Kirkpatrick

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Rule-Governed Versus Contingency-Shaped Self-Control In Preschool Children, Carol Sue Jones Dec 1979

Rule-Governed Versus Contingency-Shaped Self-Control In Preschool Children, Carol Sue Jones

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Teaching Telephone Skills To Developmentally Disabled Persons Using Positive Reinforcement And Corrective Feedback, Lou Ann Mayhew Dec 1979

Teaching Telephone Skills To Developmentally Disabled Persons Using Positive Reinforcement And Corrective Feedback, Lou Ann Mayhew

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Generalization Effects Of A Spray Mist To Reduce Self-Injurious Behaviors In Two Profoundly Retarded Female Adults, Pamela A. Ong Dec 1979

Generalization Effects Of A Spray Mist To Reduce Self-Injurious Behaviors In Two Profoundly Retarded Female Adults, Pamela A. Ong

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Written Assignments With Deadlines To Increase The Completion Of Non-Recurring Tasks, James S. Torrey Dec 1979

The Use Of Written Assignments With Deadlines To Increase The Completion Of Non-Recurring Tasks, James S. Torrey

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Teaching Basic Laundry Skills To Multiply-Handicapped Persons: An Experimental Validation, Thomas J. Thompson Dec 1979

Teaching Basic Laundry Skills To Multiply-Handicapped Persons: An Experimental Validation, Thomas J. Thompson

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Comparison Of Supervisor Graphing And Self-Graphing Of Performance In A Procedure For Controlling Time On Scheduled Tasks, Sheldon L. Stone Dec 1979

A Comparison Of Supervisor Graphing And Self-Graphing Of Performance In A Procedure For Controlling Time On Scheduled Tasks, Sheldon L. Stone

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Behavioral Contrast Using Multiple Discriminative Stimuli, Gary M. Stoynoff Aug 1979

A Study Of Behavioral Contrast Using Multiple Discriminative Stimuli, Gary M. Stoynoff

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Sensory Extinction In The Treatment Of Self-Injurious Behavior, Michael F. Dorsey Aug 1979

The Use Of Sensory Extinction In The Treatment Of Self-Injurious Behavior, Michael F. Dorsey

Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Habilitation In Michigan’S Developmental Centers Since The Enactment Of The Michigan Mental Health Code, Janet Maccormack Aug 1979

Habilitation In Michigan’S Developmental Centers Since The Enactment Of The Michigan Mental Health Code, Janet Maccormack

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Hypoglycemia And Related Emotional And Behavioral Disorders, Sharon Ruth Porteous Aug 1979

Hypoglycemia And Related Emotional And Behavioral Disorders, Sharon Ruth Porteous

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Generalization Of Behavior Modification Skills Acquired Through Observation Training Procedures, Thomas E. Mccarthy Aug 1979

Generalization Of Behavior Modification Skills Acquired Through Observation Training Procedures, Thomas E. Mccarthy

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Contingency Contracting To Maintain And Improve Jogging (An Exercise Behavior) In A Group Of Community Women, Nancy Lai-Shi Chan Aug 1979

The Use Of Contingency Contracting To Maintain And Improve Jogging (An Exercise Behavior) In A Group Of Community Women, Nancy Lai-Shi Chan

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Suggested Sight Vocabulary Training Program, Martin Halvorsen Aug 1979

A Suggested Sight Vocabulary Training Program, Martin Halvorsen

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Response Strength In Multiple Pacing Schedules, Stephen J. Fath Aug 1979

Response Strength In Multiple Pacing Schedules, Stephen J. Fath

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Teaching-Care: Developing Therapeutic Staff-Client Interactions During Daily Care Activities, Martin T. Ivancic Aug 1979

Teaching-Care: Developing Therapeutic Staff-Client Interactions During Daily Care Activities, Martin T. Ivancic

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Habituation And Sensitization Induced By Aggression, Diane Joy Redalia Apr 1979

Habituation And Sensitization Induced By Aggression, Diane Joy Redalia

Master's Theses

Four complex unlearned behaviors (locomotion, grooming, sensory scanning and pausing) induced by electric shock presented every 210" were studied in the presence and absence of an opportunity to attack an aggression target. Three male Wistar rats, approx. 12 mo. old, were observed for 84 hours of the shock presentation schedule. An observer used a modified IMSAI 8048 control computer to record the frequency and duration of locomotion, sensory scanning, grooming and pausing; the computer also controlled shock delivery. The validity of response definitions were asessed by the correlation between the simultaneous observations of the behaviors. Interobserver correlations for all behaviors ...


A Behavioral System For Supervising Undergraduate Research, Gary D. Gant Apr 1979

A Behavioral System For Supervising Undergraduate Research, Gary D. Gant

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


A Behavioral Analysis Of Ethical Systems, Glen R. Peterson Apr 1979

A Behavioral Analysis Of Ethical Systems, Glen R. Peterson

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Increasing Audience Participation In Seminars, Linda J. Parrott Apr 1979

Increasing Audience Participation In Seminars, Linda J. Parrott

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Effects Of Cue Presence, Duration And Association With Reinforcement On A Punishment Procedure, Elias Robles Sotelo Apr 1979

Effects Of Cue Presence, Duration And Association With Reinforcement On A Punishment Procedure, Elias Robles Sotelo

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


The Effects Of The Opportunity To Engage In Self-Stimulatory Behavior On Task Responding In Retarded Children, Paula Shilton Apr 1979

The Effects Of The Opportunity To Engage In Self-Stimulatory Behavior On Task Responding In Retarded Children, Paula Shilton

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Communication Effectiveness And Implications For Job Satisfaction In A Retail Merchandising Corporation, Elisa S. Wierenga Apr 1979

Communication Effectiveness And Implications For Job Satisfaction In A Retail Merchandising Corporation, Elisa S. Wierenga

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


An Analysis Of Pre And Post Employment Interview Opinions Held By Applicants In A University Job Placement Center, Robert J. Mcavoy Apr 1979

An Analysis Of Pre And Post Employment Interview Opinions Held By Applicants In A University Job Placement Center, Robert J. Mcavoy

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Improving Customer Service In A Large Department Store Through The Use Of Training And Feedback, Mark G. Brown Apr 1979

Improving Customer Service In A Large Department Store Through The Use Of Training And Feedback, Mark G. Brown

Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to increase the frequency of four specific customer-service behaviors in three full-time department store salespeople. Each related to the steps involved in a sales transaction, the behaviors recorded were: approaching and greeting customers, being courteous, and appropriately closing the sale. These four responses were defined as exceptional customer service behaviors. A training program had only a slight impact on improving service, but feedback produced a substantial improvement in the frequency of all four targeted customer-service behaviors Removal of feedback produced a small decline in performance; but the percentage of exceptional customer-service behaviors increased to ...


Reinforcement Psychology And The Market Environment, Richard P. Eastman Apr 1979

Reinforcement Psychology And The Market Environment, Richard P. Eastman

Master's Theses

A functional analysis of behavior requires a monopoly of controlling variables. Where contingency-control is mutual, i.e., where there is mutual shaping of shaping, functional analysis of contingency control is impossible. Weingarten and Mechner's notion of 'dependent-contingency* analysis restores some sense here, but not enough to salvage grandiose schemes for monopolistically controlled experimental cultures.

Utopian behaviorists do not realize the scope of functions performed by markets in the human environment. Prediction and control of a dependent-variable culture requires prior elimination of entrepreneurship, (black) markets, and the far-reaching division of labor that is provided only by market coordination. Under such ...


A Parametric Study Of Geometric Progressive Ratio Performance, Ali Uzunoz Apr 1979

A Parametric Study Of Geometric Progressive Ratio Performance, Ali Uzunoz

Dissertations

No abstract provided.