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The effects of presenting delays before and after task completion on self-control responding in children with behavior disorders


  • This study was conducted in partial fulfillment of the first author's requirements for the PsyD degree at the University of Southern Maine.


We examined relations between self-control responding and environmental variables with 3 children with behavior disorders. Differential delays were presented before or after task completion in a single-session reversal design. Delays presented before task completion produced more impulsive responding than those presented after task completion for all participants.