The authors wish to express appreciation to Judy Powell and Fannie Sessions of the Child Development Laboratory at Humboldt State College, without whose cooperation and participation this study would not have been possible. We also acknowledge the assistance of Dr. Warren Carlson and Mr. Alwyn Sessions.
MODIFICATION OF PRESCHOOL ISOLATE BEHAVIOR: A CASE STUDY1
Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
1970 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Volume 3, Issue 4, pages 309–314, Winter 1970
How to Cite
Kirby, F. D. and Toler, H. C. (1970), MODIFICATION OF PRESCHOOL ISOLATE BEHAVIOR: A CASE STUDY. Jnl of Applied Behav Analysis, 3: 309–314. doi: 10.1901/jaba.1970.3-309
- Issue published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 27 FEB 2013
- Received 6 August 1969; Revised 20 April 1970
A 5-yr-old preschool boy with a low rate of interaction with his nursery school classmates was induced to pass out candy as a tactic to increase his rate of interaction with them. Interaction with classmates increased markedly during the periods he passed out choices of candy. These changes may have been due to increases in both his rate of initiating activities with his classmates and to increases in his classmates' rate of initiating activities with him. A total time of less than 1 hr was required of the teacher during the experiment.