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Is Ending Training Sessions with a Correct Trial a Strong Predictor of Subsequent Trial Success?
The basic operant conditioning paradigm states that behavior is followed by consequences and when these consequences are reinforcing, the likelihood of the behavior occurring again increases. Animal trainers have been in ...
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Shaping Versus Percentile Shaping for Canine Skill Acquisition.
Shaping has been defined as the differential reinforcement of a series of successive approximations to a target behavior. To solve the issue of lack of precision and consistency, past research has used percentile shaping, ...
Investigating the Step Size in a Progressive-Ratio Schedule of Reinforcement for Young Children with Autism.
Therapists who provide behavioral therapy to young children with autism need to identify preferred items in order to potentially use the items as reinforcers in a therapy session. The current study examined the differences ...
The Stability of Preferences for Tangible Items in Children Diagnosed with Autism.
Results of previous literature suggest that stability of preferences for tangible items varies across individuals. Few studies have examined preference stability for young children with autism. This study extends the ...
The Effect of a Trained Attending Response on Rate of Acquistion in Canines.
Established dog trainers have used anecdotal evidence to make the claim that the training of an attending response is crucial for effective teaching. Although there is empirical support from human studies on the importance ...