Date of Defense




First Advisor

Dr. Richard Malott

Second Advisor

Dr. Howard Farris

Third Advisor

Bradley Frieswyk


Performance of undergraduate psychology majors on a worksheet designed to teach the "direct-acting behavioral contingency" concept had potential for improvement. So, a concept-training worksheet was developed to describe the twelve criteria that make up a direct-acting contingency as defined by Malott, R., Whaley, D.,& Malott, M. (1993). After the introduction of the concept-training worksheet, students were still not reaching the 92% class-performance goal on an assignment that tested their understanding of the direct-acting contingency. In an attempt to improve this performance, the concept-training worksheet was revised as part of this study. The revised version of the worksheet includes a programmed instruction format.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only