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Using The Mystery Motivator To Improve Child Bedtime Compliance, Kristin E. Robison, Susan M. Sheridan Nov 2000

Using The Mystery Motivator To Improve Child Bedtime Compliance, Kristin E. Robison, Susan M. Sheridan

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Child bedtime problems are commonly reported by parents. A number of behavioral techniques, including extinction of tantrum behaviors, reinforcement of compliant bedtime, and implementation of consistent bedtime routines have been successful in improving bedtime compliance. The present study examined the effects of the "Mystery Motivator" (MM), a behavioral contract designed to remediate bedtime problems by delivering random reinforcement. Emphasis was placed on the optimal use of clinical intervention by enlisting parents as primary change agents in the home setting. Three adults and their four children, aged 3-5 years, participated. Three of the four children showed substantial changes in both time ...


Using The Mystery Motivator To Improve Child Bedtime Compliance, Kristin E. Robison, Susan M. Sheridan Jan 2000

Using The Mystery Motivator To Improve Child Bedtime Compliance, Kristin E. Robison, Susan M. Sheridan

Educational Psychology Papers and Publications

Child bedtime problems are commonly reported by parents. A number of behavioral techniques, including extinction of tantrum behaviors, reinforcement of compliant bedtime, and implementation of consistent bedtime routines have been successful in improving bedtime compliance. The present study examined the effects of the ‘‘Mystery Motivator’’ (MM), a behavioral contract designed to remediate bedtime problems by delivering random reinforcement. Emphasis was placed on the optimal use of clinical intervention by enlisting parents as primary change agents in the home setting. Three adults and their four children, aged 3-5 years, participated. Three of the four children showed substantial changes in both time ...