Author

Hoedl

Date of Award

4-1981

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Cheryl Poche

Second Advisor

Dr. Jack Michael

Third Advisor

Dr. Joetta Long

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare group correspondence training with individual correspondence training. Groups of individually-trained and group-trained preschoolers were observed for their selection of specific snack items (fruit). First, they were trained to say they would select fruit. Then, social reinforcers were used to attempt to reinforce correspondence. Next, tangible reinforcers were contingent upon correspondence. The Group-Trained Tangible Reinforcement Phase proved the most successful and was replicated across the other groups.

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