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Academic Psychiatry and Psychology Journal : APPJ     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Acción Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Colombiana de Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Comportamentalia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Activités     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Actualidades en Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ad verba Liberorum : Journal of Linguistics & Pedagogy & Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
ADHD Report The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Adolescent Research Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 53)
Advances in Mental Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Physiotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Advances in Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 71)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
Affective Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Sport Facilitation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 485)
Aggressive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Ágora - studies in psychoanalytic theory     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ajayu Órgano de Difusión Científica del Departamento de Psicología UCBSP     Open Access  
Aletheia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Applied Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
American Journal of Community Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Health Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Journal of Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 42)
American Psychologist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 276)
An-Nafs : Jurnal Fakultas Psikologi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anales de Psicología / Annals of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Análise Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Análisis y Modificación de Conducta     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analitika : Jurnal Magister Psikologi Uma     Open Access  
Analogías del Comportamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 88)
Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45)
Annual Review of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 323)
Anuario de investigaciones (Facultad de Psicología. Universidad de Buenos Aires)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Investigaciones de la Facultad de Psicología     Open Access  
Anuario de Psicología / The UB Journal of Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Psicología Jurídica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario Pilquen : Sección Divulgación Científica     Open Access  
Anxiety, Stress & Coping: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Applied and Preventive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Applied Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 82)
Applied Neuropsychology : Adult     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Applied Neuropsychology : Child     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Applied Psycholinguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Applied Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 239)
Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 60)
Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Aprender     Open Access  
Archive for the Psychology of Religion / Archiv für Religionspychologie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Archives of Depression and Anxiety     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Archives of Scientific Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Archives of Suicide Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Arquivos Brasileiros de Psicologia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art Therapy Online     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Asia-Pacific Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian American Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Business Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Attention, Perception & Psychophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Augmented Human Research     Hybrid Journal  
Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Psychodrama Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counseling     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Australian Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Autism Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Autism Research and Treatment     Open Access   (Followers: 34)
Autism's Own     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Autism-Open Access     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Avaliação Psicológica     Open Access  
Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aviation Psychology and Applied Human Factors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Balint Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Barbaroi     Open Access  
Basic and Applied Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 44)
Behavior Analysis in Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Behavior Analysis: Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Behavior Analyst     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Behavior and Social Issues     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Behavior Research Methods     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Behavior Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
Behavioral Development Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription  
Behavioral Interventions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Behavioral Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 64)
Behavioral Sciences & the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Behavioral Sleep Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Behaviormetrika     Hybrid Journal  
Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Behaviour Change     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Behaviour Research and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 187)
Behavioural Processes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioural Sciences Undergraduate Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biofeedback     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
BioPsychoSocial Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
BMC Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Body, Movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Boletim Academia Paulista de Psicologia     Open Access  
Boletim de Psicologia     Open Access  
Brain Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Clinical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 205)
British Journal of Developmental Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
British Journal of Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
British Journal of Health Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
British Journal of Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
British Journal of Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
British Journal of Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 41)
Buletin Psikologi     Open Access  
Burnout Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cadernos de psicanálise (Rio de Janeiro)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos de Psicologia Social do Trabalho     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers d’Études sur la Représentation     Open Access  
Canadian Art Therapy Association     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Canadian Psychology / Psychologie canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Case Studies in Sport and Exercise Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Castalia : Revista de Psicología de la Academia     Open Access  
CASUS : Revista de Investigación y Casos en Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cendekia : Jurnal Kependidikan dan Kemasyarakatan     Open Access  
CES Psicología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Child Development Perspectives     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Child Development Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ciencia Cognitiva     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciencia e Interculturalidad     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ciências & Cognição     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencias Psicológicas     Open Access  
Clínica y Salud     Open Access  
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Practice & Epidemiology in Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Clinical Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 84)
Clinical Psychology and Special Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Coaching : Theorie & Praxis     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Coaching Psykologi : The Danish Journal of Coaching Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cogent Psychology     Open Access  
Cógito     Open Access  
Cognition & Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Cognitive Neuropsychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Cognitive Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 85)
Cognitive Research : Principles and Implications     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Community Psychology in Global Perspective     Open Access  
Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Consciousness and Cognition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Construção Psicopedagógica     Open Access  
Consulting Psychology Journal : Practice and Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Consumer Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Contagion : Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Educational Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Contemporary Psychoanalysis     Hybrid Journal  
Contemporary School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contextos Clínicos     Open Access  
Counseling et spiritualité / Counselling and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Counseling Psychologist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Counselling and Psychotherapy Research : Linking research with practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Counselling and Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Counselling Psychology Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Couple and Family Psychology : Research and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Creativity Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Creativity. Theories ? Research ? Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Crime Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Criminal Justice Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Cuadernos de Marte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Neuropsicología     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cuadernos de Psicologia del Deporte     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Psicopedagogía     Open Access  
Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Cultural-Historical Psychology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Behavior Modification
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.877
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 12  
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ISSN (Print) 0145-4455 - ISSN (Online) 1552-4167
Published by Sage Publications Homepage  [1088 journals]
  • Consistency in Single-Case ABAB Phase Designs: A Systematic Review
    • Authors: René Tanious, Tamal Kumar De, Bart Michiels, Wim Van den Noortgate, Patrick Onghena
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The current article presents a systematic review of consistency in single-case ABAB phase designs. We applied the CONsistency of DAta Patterns (CONDAP) measure to a sample of 460 data sets retrieved from 119 applied studies published over the past 50 years. The main purpose was to (a) identify typical CONDAP values found in published ABAB designs and (b) develop interpretational guidelines for CONDAP to be used for future studies to assess the consistency of data patterns from similar phases. The overall distribution of CONDAP values is right-skewed with several extreme values to the right of the center of the distribution. The B-phase CONDAP values fall within a narrower range than the A-phase CONDAP values. Based on the cumulative distribution of CONDAP values, we offer the following interpretational guidelines in terms of consistency: very high, 0 ≤ CONDAP ≤ 0.5; high, 0.5 < CONDAP ≤ 1; medium, 1 < CONDAP < 1.5; low, 1.5 < CONDAP ≤ 2; very low, CONDAP> 2. We give examples of combining CONDAP benchmarks with visual analysis of single-case ABAB phase designs and conclude that the majority of data patterns (41.2%) in published ABAB phase designs is medium consistent.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-06-19T12:13:52Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519853793
  • Vocabulary and Main Idea Reading Intervention Using Text Choice to Improve
           Content Knowledge and Reading Comprehension of Adolescents With Autism
           Spectrum Disorder
    • Authors: Michael Solis, Colleen K. Reutebuch, Terry Falcomata, Paul K. Steinle, Veronica L. Miller, Sharon Vaughn
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      This simultaneous replication single-case design study investigated a vocabulary and main idea intervention with an aspect of text choice provided to students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Five middle school students with ASD participated in two instructional groups taught by school-based personnel. Results were initially mixed. These results were followed by upward and stable trends, indicating a functional relationship between the independent and dependent variables. Social validity measures indicated that students appreciated the opportunity to make choices on text selection.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-06-10T08:56:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519853781
  • Effects of Brief Acceptance and Cognitive Reappraisal Interventions on
           Experiential Avoidance in Socially Anxious Individuals: A Preliminary
    • Authors: Samuel D. Spencer, Jeffrey A. Buchanan, Akihiko Masuda
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The current study compared the effects of 15-min acceptance-based and cognitive reappraisal–based interventions on experiential avoidance (EA) in socially anxious college students who participated in an experimental public speaking task. Participants were randomly assigned to receive one of the two interventions designed to aid in preparation for a 5-min laboratory-based public speaking task. Results indicated that participants receiving the acceptance-based intervention reported significantly lower levels of EA at the post–public speaking task measurement time, indicating that this brief acceptance–based intervention yielded the proposed mechanism of action in the sample used for this study. These findings highlight the importance of process-based accounts of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and shed light on the importance of developing interventions for alleviating social anxiety.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-06-06T08:47:03Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519854321
  • A Visual Aid and Objective Rule Encompassing the Data Features of Visual
    • Authors: Rumen Manolov, Kimberly J. Vannest
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Visual analysis of single-case research is commonly described as a gold standard, but it is often unreliable. Thus, an objective tool for applying visual analysis is necessary, as an alternative to the Conservative Dual Criterion, which presents some drawbacks. The proposed free web-based tool enables assessing change in trend and level between two adjacent phases, while taking data variability into account. The application of the tool results in (a) a dichotomous decision regarding the presence or absence of an immediate effect, a progressive or delayed effect, or an overall effect and (b) a quantification of overlap. The proposal is evaluated by applying it to both real and simulated data, obtaining favorable results. The visual aid and the objective rules are expected to make visual analysis more consistent, but they are not intended as a substitute for the analysts’ judgment, as a formal test of statistical significance, or as a tool for assessing social validity.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-06-05T11:54:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519854323
  • Decentering in Mindfulness and Cognitive Restructuring for Social Anxiety:
           An Experimental Study of a Potential Common Mechanism
    • Authors: Sarah A. Hayes-Skelton, Carol S. Lee
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The present study examined whether cognitive restructuring (CR) or mindfulness led to increases in decentering and whether changes in decentering were related to changes in anxiety and willingness to approach anxiety-provoking situations. Forty-six individuals with social anxiety completed speaking tasks before and after receiving CR, mindfulness, or control instructions. Overall, anxiety decreased and willingness increased from the first to second speech, with no differences across conditions. Decentering (measured by the Toronto Mindfulness Scale [TMS]) increased, with those in the mindfulness condition reporting more decentering. There was a nonsignificant, medium-sized effect on decentering, as measured by the Experiences Questionnaire (EQ)–Decentering factor, with those in CR reporting more decentering. Increases in decentering were associated with changes in self-reported anxiety and willingness. Findings indicate that mindfulness and CR led to changes in decentering, and that changes in decentering were related to changes in some, but not all, measures of anxiety.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-05-25T08:04:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519850744
  • The Effects of Peer Presence on Variables Maintaining Moderate-to-Vigorous
           Physical Activity in Children
    • Authors: Tiffany Gonzales, Marianne L. Jackson, Amanda Nicolson
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      An increasing number of children fail to meet the recommended levels of physical activity. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of peer presence on variables that have been shown to evoke moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in children. We recorded the levels of MVPA in three preschool children across no adult, attention, and interactive play conditions, with a peer present and absent. All conditions were compared with a naturalistic baseline and presented in a multielement design with a brief reversal to baseline and reintroduction of the most effective condition. All three participants displayed most MVPA during the interactive play condition with a peer present. This study furthers research on the identification of variables that evoke MVPA in young children and emphasizes the interaction of peer presence and contingent social positive reinforcement as relevant variables.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-05-22T05:42:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519850748
  • Using a Textual Prompt to Teach Multiword Requesting to Two Children With
           Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Authors: Laura Roche, Amarie Carnett, Jeff Sigafoos, Michelle Stevens, Mark F. O’Reilly, Giulio E. Lancioni, Peter B. Marschik
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Autism spectrum disorder is characterized by social and communication impairment, but some children appear to have relative strength in areas such as reading printed words. The present study involved two children with limited expressive communication skills, but relatively stronger reading ability. Based on this existing strength, we evaluated a textual prompting procedure for teaching the children to produce multiword spoken requests. The effect of providing textual prompts on production of multiword requests was evaluated in an ABAB design. The results showed that multiword requests increased when textual prompts were provided and decreased when the prompts were removed. In subsequent phases, the textual prompts were successfully faded by gradually making the printed text lighter and lighter until eventually the prompts were eliminated altogether. We conclude that identification of children’s strengths may assist in identifying effective prompting procedures that could then be used in teaching functional communication skills.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-05-22T05:41:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519850745
  • A Program Based on Common Technology to Support Communication Exchanges
           and Leisure in People With Intellectual and Other Disabilities
    • Authors: Giulio E. Lancioni, Nirbhay N. Singh, Mark F. O’Reilly, Gloria Alberti, Valeria Chiariello, Caterina Campanella, Giovanna Grillo, Vincenzo Tagliente
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this study was to assess a new smartphone-based program version to allow seven participants with intellectual plus visual and/or motor disabilities and hesitant speech to send out and receive WhatsApp messages, make telephone calls, and access leisure activities. This program version relied on a Samsung A3 smartphone, which was automated through the MacroDroid application and responded to the input of specific cards and miniature objects. During the baseline (i.e., without the program), the participants’ performance was zero or close to zero on communication and leisure. During the use of the program, the participants increased their frequency of WhatsApp messages sent out and received/listened to, and of leisure activities accessed. Their frequency of telephone calls averaged between virtually zero and slightly above one. The implications of the findings are discussed in relation to the technology used for the program and the applicability of the program in daily contexts.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-05-20T08:24:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519850747
  • Randomization Procedures for Changing Criterion Designs
    • Authors: John Ferron, Lodi L. Rohrer, Joel R. Levin
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      To strengthen the scientific credibility arguments for single-case intervention studies, randomization design-and-analysis methods have been developed for the multiple-baseline, ABAB, and alternating treatment designs, including options for preplanned designs, wherein the series and phase lengths are established prior to gathering data, as well as options for response-guided designs, wherein ongoing visual analyses guide decisions about when to intervene. Our purpose here is to develop randomization methods for another class of single-case design, the changing criterion design. We first illustrate randomization design-and-analysis methods for preplanned changing criterion designs and then develop and illustrate methods for response-guided changing criterion designs. We discuss the limitations associated with the randomization methods and the validity of the corresponding intervention-effect inferences.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-05-13T06:11:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519847627
  • Behavioral Interventions for Pediatric Food Refusal Maintain Effectiveness
           Despite Integrity Degradation: A Preliminary Demonstration
    • Authors: Gabriella Ulloa, Carrie S. W. Borrero, John C. Borrero
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Food refusal is commonly treated using behavioral treatment packages consisting of differential reinforcement of alternative behavior (DRA) and escape extinction. However, the effectiveness of such behavioral interventions is inextricably linked to the integrity with which the procedures are conducted. Although previous research has evaluated the effects of treatment integrity failures for behavioral interventions related to severe problem behavior and academic skill acquisition, the effects of these failures in the area of pediatric food refusal remain unknown. We conducted a parametric analysis to assess the effects of varying levels of errors on the treatment efficacy of contingent tangibles and attention, and escape extinction. Once stable responding was observed during an initial evaluation of treatment, participants were exposed to sessions of reduced-integrity treatment in descending order (i.e., 80%, 60%, 40%, and 20%) and subsequently exposed to full-integrity treatment (100% integrity). For one participant, integrity errors became detrimental to treatment when the level of integrity was decreased to 40%. For the other two participants, contingent tangibles and attention, and escape extinction remained effective despite being implemented with low integrity. Our preliminary demonstration suggests that behavioral interventions for pediatric food refusal remain effective despite considerable treatment integrity degradation.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-05-09T05:18:42Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519847626
  • The Effects of Social Skills Interventions for Students With EBD and ASD:
           A Single-Case Meta-Analysis
    • Authors: Nancy S. Hutchins, Mack D. Burke, Lisa Bowman-Perrott, Kevin R. Tarlow, Heather Hatton
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Social skills interventions are critical for promoting social, emotional, and behavioral competence for students with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This single-case meta-analysis examined the effects of social skills interventions (SSIs) for students with EBD and ASD. Effect sizes were calculated for 78 cases across 25 included studies using a nonparametric effect size, Baseline Corrected Tau. The overall weighted mean effect size of 0.54 suggested a moderate effect across the 25 studies. The overall weighted mean effects for studies reporting maintenance and generalization data were 0.68 and 0.37, respectively. Potential moderators examined (disability, intervention design, intervention delivery, methodological quality) were not significant. As such, they did not moderate the outcomes for participants. We conducted a post hoc analysis and hypothesized that between-study differences may be more meaningful than the similarities shared by participants in the same moderator groups. Implications are discussed on using SSIs to address the social, emotional, and behavioral challenges of students with or at risk of EBD and ASD.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-05-08T05:43:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519846817
  • Innovations in Technology and Mechanisms of Change in Behavioral
    • Authors: Nicole R. Nugent, Sachin R. Pendse, Heather T. Schatten, Michael F. Armey
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The purpose of this manuscript is to provide an overview of, and rationale for, the increasing adoption of a wide range of cutting-edge technological methods in assessment and intervention which are relevant for treatment. First, we review traditional approaches to measuring and monitoring affect, behavior, and cognition in behavior and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Second, we describe evolving active and passive technology-enabled approaches to behavior assessment including emerging applications of digital phenotyping facilitated through fitness trackers, smartwatches, and social media. Third, we describe ways that these emerging technologies may be used for intervention, focusing on novel applications for the use of technology in intervention efforts. Importantly, though some of the methods and approaches we describe here warrant future testing, many aspects of technology can already be easily incorporated within an established treatment framework.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-29T07:09:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519845603
  • Effects of Magnitude on the Displacement of Leisure Items by Edible Items
           During Preference Assessments
    • Authors: Seth B. Clark, Nathan A. Call, Christina A. Simmons, Mindy C. Scheithauer, Colin S. Muething, Natalie Parks
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Studies on preference assessments have shown that when both edible and leisure items are compared, edible items tend to displace leisure items in preference hierarchies. However, the mechanisms behind this process are currently unclear. One possibility is that displacement may be a product of the relatively brief periods of access to leisure items typically used in preference assessments. The purpose of the current investigation was to examine whether the duration of access to leisure items affects displacement. In this study, participants chose between preferred leisure items and the edible items that had previously been shown to displace those leisure items in a preference hierarchy. Duration of access to the leisure item was systematically increased across series to identify the magnitude at which leisure items became more preferred than edible items. Results indicate that as the duration of access to leisure items increases, displacement decreases.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-15T11:19:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519843937
  • Enhancing Social Skills of Young Children With ADHD: Effects of a
           Sibling-Mediated Intervention
    • Authors: Molly S. Daffner, George J. DuPaul, Lee Kern, Christine L. Cole, Courtney L. Cleminshaw
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at risk for experiencing problems with social functioning that are associated with adverse outcomes in adolescence and adulthood. To date, the most common ADHD treatments for children, psychostimulants and adult-mediated interventions, have had limited success reducing social impairments associated with ADHD. Using a non-concurrent multiple baseline across participants design, we examined the efficacy of a sibling-mediated social intervention for reducing negative and increasing positive social behaviors of three children with ADHD. We also assessed implementation integrity by the siblings, and acceptability from the perspective of the participant with ADHD, the siblings, and the parents. Results indicated that siblings learned and used specific social skills strategies with their siblings with ADHD that lead to increases in sharing, helping, and compromising behaviors for children with ADHD compared with baseline (Tau-U = 0.9531, p < .001). Summary of findings, study limitations, implications for research, and practice are discussed.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-11T08:41:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519843473
  • Effects of Functional Discrimination Training on Initial Receptive
           Language in Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Authors: Sigmund Eldevik, Hege Aarlie, Kristine B. Titlestad, Ellie Kazemi, Greg Elsky
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The success of behavior-analytic procedures to teach language to individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has been well established in the literature. Nevertheless, some individuals may not learn any receptive or expressive language following extensive teaching efforts. We examined the effects of two reinforcement contingencies, functional and arbitrary, on increasing the level of auditory–visual conditional discriminations in children with ASD with a history of having difficulty learning discriminations. We evaluated the effects of the reinforcement contingencies by comparing the number of trials needed to establish discriminations in an adapted alternating treatment design. We found that five out of eight participants showed more rapid acquisition and demonstrated discrimination between more items in the functional reinforcement condition. The remaining three participants did not exhibit any discrimination in either condition within the allotted 500 trials/20 days. These findings suggest that using functional reinforcement procedures may be a helpful alternative for individuals who do not learn discriminations through traditional procedures.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-09T08:53:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519841052
  • Participation in Social Skills Therapy is Associated With Enhanced Recall
           Memory by Children With Down Syndrome: An Exploratory Study
    • Authors: Helen M. Milojevich, Emily M. Slonecker, Angela F. Lukowski
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Participation in social skills therapy (SST) facilitates cognitive functioning in children with developmental disabilities. The present pilot study examined whether participation in SST was associated with enhanced encoding and 1-month delayed recall in children with Down syndrome (DS). Children were presented with novel three-step event sequences in an elicited imitation procedure. Immediate imitation was permitted as an index of encoding; long-term memory was assessed 1 month later. Parents completed questionnaires inquiring about children’s participation in SST. Participation in SST was associated with enhanced encoding of temporal order information and 1-month delayed recall of individual target actions. In addition, encoding mediated the relation between group and 1-month delayed recall. The conducted research indicates that involvement in SST may be beneficial for children with DS despite their noted strengths in imitation and social learning. As such, additional experimental work is warranted to determine causality.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-09T08:52:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519841051
  • Transition States in Single Case Experimental Designs
    • Authors: Kristen M. Brogan, John T. Rapp, Bailey R. Sturdivant
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The continuation of a baseline pattern of responding into a treatment phase, sometimes referred to as a “transition state,” can obscure interpretation of data depicted in single-case experimental designs (SCEDs). For example, when using visual analysis, transition states may lead to the conclusion that the treatment is ineffective. Likewise, the inclusion of overlapping data points in some statistical analyses may lead to conclusions that the treatment had a small effect size and give rise to publication bias. This study reviewed 20 volumes in a journal that publishes primarily SCEDs studies. We defined a transition state as a situation wherein at least the first three consecutive data points of a treatment phase or condition are within the range of the baseline phase or condition. Results indicate that transitions states (a) were present for 7.4% of graphs that met inclusion criteria and (b) occurred for a mean of 4.9 data points before leading to behavior change. We discuss some implications and directions for future research on transition states.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-09T08:51:08Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519839213
  • Further Analysis of the Immediate and Subsequent Effect of RIRD on Vocal
    • Authors: Maithri Sivaraman, John T. Rapp
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Although numerous studies have shown that response interruption and redirection (RIRD) can decrease vocal stereotypy displayed by children with autism spectrum disorder, relatively few have evaluated the subsequent effects of RIRD. We evaluated the immediate (when a change agent implemented RIRD) and subsequent (after a change agent discontinued RIRD) effects of RIRD on two participants’ vocal stereotypy using a nonconcurrent multiple baseline design with an embedded reversal design combined with a multiple schedule. As a part of the analysis, we conducted the fourth component 25 min after the third component. In addition, we compared the effects of RIRD with 5-min and 20-min components on both participants’ vocal stereotypy. Results show that (a) RIRD during either 5-min or 20-min components decreased each participant’s immediate engagement in vocal stereotypy, (b) only RIRD during 20-min components decreased each participant’s subsequent engagement in vocal stereotypy relative to the no intervention component, and (c) the subsequent effects of RIRD did not extend into the fourth component for either participant.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-09T08:50:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519838826
  • Refining the Analysis of Mechanism–Outcome Relationships for Anxiety
           Treatment: A Preliminary Investigation Using Mixed Models
    • Authors: Jennie M. Kuckertz, Sadia Najmi, Kylie Baer, Nader Amir
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Although efficacious treatments exist for anxiety disorders, issues remain regarding how best to conceptualize and measure purported change processes in clinical research. In the current study, we examined the relationship between treatment-specific (exposure therapy, attention bias modification [ABM]) as well as more general change processes with symptoms within a transdiagnostic sample using mixed models. Results indicated that slope of self-efficacy across treatment and between-session habituation across identical exposures was associated with slope of symptom change. Although slope of anxiety ratings within session was not associated with slope of symptom change, it did interact with other candidate exposure processes to predict symptoms. Purported ABM change processes were not associated with outcome. Our use of mixed models exemplifies an emerging trend in this research aimed at minimizing loss of data through aggregation, and our results highlight the utility of integrating treatment-specific as well as more general change processes in mechanistic research.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-04T05:14:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519841055
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety in Parkinson’s Disease
    • Authors: Gretchen O. Reynolds, Marie Saint-Hilaire, Cathi A. Thomas, David H. Barlow, Alice Cronin-Golomb
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by motor symptoms, but nonmotor symptoms also significantly impair daily functioning and reduce quality of life. Anxiety is prevalent and debilitating in PD, but remains understudied and undertreated. Much affective research in PD focuses on depression rather than anxiety, and as such, there are no evidence-based treatments for anxiety in this population. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has shown promise for treating depression in PD and may be efficacious for anxiety. This exploratory study implemented a multiple-baseline single-case experimental design to evaluate the utility and feasibility of CBT for individuals with PD who also met criteria for a DSM-5 anxiety disorder (n = 9). Participants were randomized to a 2-, 4-, or 6-week baseline phase, followed by 12 CBT sessions, and two post treatment assessments (immediately post treatment and 6-week follow-up). Multiple outcome measures of anxiety and depression were administered weekly during baseline and intervention. Weekly CBT sessions were conducted in-person (n = 5) or via secure videoconferencing (n = 4). At post treatment, seven of the nine participants showed significant reductions in anxiety and/or depression, with changes functionally related to treatment and most improvements maintained at 6-week follow-up. Effects of CBT on secondary outcomes varied across participants, with preliminary evidence for reduction in fear of falling. Adherence and retention were high, as were treatment satisfaction and acceptability. The findings of this pilot study provide preliminary evidence for the utility of CBT as a feasible treatment for anxiety and comorbid depressive symptoms in PD and highlight the potential of telehealth interventions for mood in this population.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-01T05:46:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519838828
  • Assessing Consistency in Single-Case A-B-A-B Phase Designs
    • Authors: René Tanious, Tamal Kumar De, Bart Michiels, Wim Van den Noortgate, Patrick Onghena
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Previous research has introduced several effect size measures (ESMs) to quantify data aspects of single-case experimental designs (SCEDs): level, trend, variability, overlap, and immediacy. In the current article, we extend the existing literature by introducing two methods for quantifying consistency in single-case A-B-A-B phase designs. The first method assesses the consistency of data patterns across phases implementing the same condition, called CONsistency of DAta Patterns (CONDAP). The second measure assesses the consistency of the five other data aspects when changing from baseline to experimental phase, called CONsistency of the EFFects (CONEFF). We illustrate the calculation of both measures for four A-B-A-B phase designs from published literature and demonstrate how CONDAP and CONEFF can supplement visual analysis of SCED data. Finally, we discuss directions for future research.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-04-01T05:45:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519837726
  • Social Studies Content Knowledge Interventions for Students With Emotional
           and Behavioral Disorders: A Meta-Analysis
    • Authors: Justin D. Garwood, John W. McKenna, Garrett J. Roberts, Stephen Ciullo, Mikyung Shin
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The importance of social studies and civics education is increasing, as evidenced by the growing number of states requiring coursework in this area for graduation and its growing presence in school accountability frameworks. Social studies instruction is critical for all students so that they may understand their roles, rights, and responsibilities as citizens and how their actions can influence their communities. Students who exhibit antisocial behaviors, such as those with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD), may especially benefit from social studies and civics education as it promotes college and career readiness and provides opportunities to engage in social problem solving and perspective taking. The purpose of this study was to systematically review the social studies and civics intervention research for students with EBD. We sought to describe and evaluate the extant literature, identify promising practices, and suggest areas for future research. A total of 17 intervention studies were identified. Overall, 10 out of the 17 studies met What Works Clearinghouse Design Standards with or without reservations. Eight of the 10 studies were eligible for effect size calculation, resulting in an overall large effect (g = 0.83). Study limitations, implications for school practice, and directions for research are discussed.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-03-11T05:56:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519834622
  • Effects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy on Impulsive Decision-Making
    • Authors: Kate L. Morrison, Brooke M. Smith, Clarissa W. Ong, Eric B. Lee, Jonathan E. Friedel, Amy Odum, Gregory J. Madden, Thomas Ledermann, Jillian Rung, Michael P. Twohig
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      This study examined the transdiagnostic effect of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) on impulsive decision-making in a community sample. A total of 40 adults were randomized to eight individual sessions of ACT or an inactive control. Participants completed pre-, mid-, and post-assessments for psychological symptoms; overall behavior change; valued living; delay discounting; psychological flexibility; and distress tolerance. Data were analyzed with multilevel modeling of growth curves. Significant interaction effects of time and condition were observed for psychological flexibility, distress tolerance, psychological symptoms, and the obstruction subscale of valued living. No significant interaction effect was found for two delay discounting tasks nor the progress subscale of valued living. The ACT condition had a significantly larger reduction of problem behavior at post-assessment. The results support use of ACT as a transdiagnostic treatment for impulsive behaviors. The lack of change in delay discounting contrasts previous research.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-03-11T05:56:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519833041
  • Instruction in Co-Teaching in the Age of Endrew F
    • Authors: Margaret P. Weiss, Holly Glaser
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The recent Supreme Court decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District focused attention on outcomes for students with disabilities. It is not just about participating; it is about the instruction and outcomes from those services. Co-teaching is a prevalent service delivery model for students with disabilities who access the general curriculum. Much has been written about co-teaching but not necessarily about the instruction that takes place in a co-taught classroom. In this case study, we present a preliminary investigation of a conceptual model for instruction in co-teaching. We report teacher and student behavior change as well as contextual variables that had an impact on implementation.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-03-08T06:24:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519836071
  • Using a Multiple-Schedule Procedure to Signal the Availability of
           Attention: Three Demonstrations
    • Authors: Amanda Niedfeld, John T. Rapp, Jodi C. Coon, Jennifer L. Cook
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Adjudicated adolescents detained in residential facilities for illegal sexual behavior, as well as adolescents living at home, may engage in problem behaviors such as excessive vocalizations. In residential detention facilities, these excessive vocalizations may result in disciplinary action and loss of privileges. Moreover, excessive vocalizations may also reduce the amount of positive social interactions that staff members and caregivers have with the adolescents. The current study evaluated a multiple-schedule procedure for reducing excessive vocalizations displayed by three adolescents. The procedure involved (a) a red card to signal that attention was not available and (b) either a green card or no card to signal that attention was available. Results show that the participants learned to abstain from vocalizing for up to 30 min when a caregiver presented the red card. In addition, the treatment effects persisted during generalization assessment sessions.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-03-07T06:19:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519834640
  • Effects of Rules and Feedback on Classroom Behavior of Adolescents in a
           Residential Treatment Setting
    • Authors: Barathi Chinnappan, John T. Rapp, Barry R. Burkhart
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Over the past 30 years, researchers have shown that various types of group contingency procedures can decrease problem behavior displayed by young children in academic settings. Recently, researchers have demonstrated that presession rules, within-session feedback, and interdependent group contingencies (i.e., contingently delivered tangible and edible items) increased appropriate behavior displayed by detained adolescents in a residential treatment facility. Nevertheless, it is possible that rules with feedback about rule violations could produce comparable outcomes. To address this question, we used a nonconcurrent multiple baseline design across classrooms to evaluate the extent to which rules, visual feedback (i.e., marks on a board denoting rule violations), and postsession feedback decreased problem behaviors in three classrooms within a residential detention facility. Results indicate that problem behavior decreased to less than 10% of observation intervals in each classroom. Results from a social validity measure indicate that the procedures and outcomes were acceptable to the respective classroom teachers.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-03-07T06:19:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519834637
  • Endrew and FAPE: Concepts and Implications for All Students With
    • Authors: James M. Kauffman, Andrew L. Wiley, Jason C. Travers, Jeanmarie Badar, Dimitris Anastasiou
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in the Endrew case has implications for the education of all students with disabilities. Implications for several categories of disability are discussed: those with autism spectrum disorder and those with disabilities often considered high incidence, particularly those placed for a significant portion of their school day in general education. The aspects of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act most relevant to the Endrew case are also compared with Article 24 of the United Nations’s Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The opinion in Endrew may affect the course of special education and the role of behavior modification in meeting the needs of all students with disabilities.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-03-05T08:38:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519832990
  • Effects of Daily and Reduced Frequency Implementation of the Good Behavior
           Game in Kindergarten Classrooms
    • Authors: Kamila Dadakhodjaeva, Keith C. Radley, Daniel H. Tingstrom, Brad A. Dufrene, Evan H. Dart
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      An effective group contingency, the Good Behavior Game (GBG), has been implemented successfully with a wide range of age groups. However, improvements in student behavior are often not observed when the GBG is abruptly terminated, and research has yet to evaluate the effects of the GBG when the frequency of implementation is reduced. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the effect of the GBG, implemented daily initially then on a less frequent schedule. The study utilized a multiple baseline design across three kindergarten classrooms to evaluate the effectiveness and maintenance of the GBG at reducing classwide and target student disruptive behavior (DB) and increasing classwide and target student academic engagement. Reduced Frequency data were collected while withholding implementation of the GBG. The results indicate that the GBG was highly effective in improving classwide behavior, which was maintained throughout the final Reduced Frequency phase in which the GBG was reduced in frequency, and moderately effective in improving target student behavior during both phases.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-01-30T02:25:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445519826528
  • Are Rural Students Receiving FAPE' A Descriptive Review of IEPs for
           Students With Social, Emotional, or Behavioral Needs
    • Authors: Brittany L. Hott, Beth Ashby Jones, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Frederick J. Brigham, Amelia Martin, Minerva Mirafuentes
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Students who are eligible to receive special education and related services are entitled to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) including the necessary emotional, behavioral, and social supports to access the general curriculum. This study explores Individualized Education Program (IEP) plans of students with disabilities who have social, emotional, or behavioral needs served in five rural independent school districts. Specifically, the study sought to investigate (a) whether the present level of academic and functional performance (PLAAFP) and annual goals demonstrated congruence and (b) whether the degree to which the IEP documents conform to both procedural and substantive requirements for development. A review of 126 IEPs suggests that although IEPs are somewhat compliant, they fail to comprehensively address student needs or align across areas, violating the spirit of Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. Recommendations and future areas of inquiry are provided.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-01-29T01:23:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445518825107
  • Stress-Recovery Management: A Pilot Study Using a Single-Subject
           Experimental Design
    • Authors: Niclas Almén, Jan Lisspers, Lars-Göran Öst
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Work-related stress is considered one of the biggest health and safety challenges among the member states of the European Union. A critical factor is recovery between periods of stress. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate whether a brief behaviorally oriented stress-recovery management intervention delivered in an individual setting could reduce stress symptoms among individuals with high levels of perceived stress. A single-subject experimental design with multiple baselines across three individuals was used. The results indicate, with at least moderate experimental control, a temporal relation between the start of the intervention and beneficial changes from baseline in continuous self-recordings of stress symptoms. The changes were maintained at 1-year and 5-year follow-up assessments. Also, self-reporting inventories measuring perceived stress, worry, anxiety, depression, burnout, type A behavior, unwinding and recuperation from work stress, and insomnia showed overall changes in beneficial directions at post-assessment, as well as the two follow-up assessments. The results indicate that a behaviorally oriented stress-recovery management intervention delivered in an individual setting can reduce stress symptoms in individuals with high levels of perceived stress. However, for firm conclusions to be drawn, further research is needed.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-01-22T01:33:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445518825363
  • Reducing Public Masturbation in Individuals With ASD: An Assessment of
           Response Interruption Procedures
    • Authors: Catia Cividini-Motta, Keira Moore, Lauren M. Fish, Jonathan C. Priehs, William H. Ahearn
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      Individuals with autism may engage in sexual behavior at inappropriate times and/or in inappropriate places. The current study investigated the effects of response interruption and redirection (RIRD) and response interruption (RI) on public masturbation (PM) of children and adolescents with autism. Initial assessments showed that PM was maintained by automatic reinforcement. During the treatment evaluation phase, we compared RIRD and RI to determine whether either procedure was successful in decreasing the duration of PM. In the RIRD condition, contingent on the occurrence of any PM the participant completed physical activities involving both hands (e.g., moving chairs, touching toes). In the RI condition, the therapist interrupted all instances of PM using physical and verbal prompts (e.g., saying in a neutral tone, “Stop that” and moving hands away from genitals). Both procedures were effective in decreasing the duration of PM but RI required fewer resources and less time. Clinical implications and suggestions for future research are reviewed.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-01-11T12:43:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445518824277
  • Establishing a Generalized Repertoire of Initiating Bids for Joint
           Attention in Children with Autism
    • Authors: Sandra R. Gomes, Sharon A. Reeve, Kevin J. Brothers, Kenneth F. Reeve, Tina M. Sidener
      Abstract: Behavior Modification, Ahead of Print.
      The current study evaluated whether multiple-exemplar training, auditory scripts, and script-fading procedures could establish a generalized repertoire of initiating bids for joint attention in four young children with autism. Stimuli drawn from each of three experimenter-defined categories were used during teaching to program for generalization of initiations of bids for joint attention from trained stimuli to novel stimuli. A fourth category was reserved for assessment of across-category generalization of bids for joint attention. The four categories were (a) visually enticing toys, (b) unusually placed items, (c) environmental sounds, and (d) pictures. Assignment of categories for teaching and assessment of generalization was counterbalanced across the participants. Three different auditory scripts were used during intervention for each of the training stimuli to program for response generalization. All four children learned to initiate bids for joint attention. After scripts were subsequently faded and reinforcement was thinned, bids for joint attention were maintained and also generalized to novel stimuli and settings.
      Citation: Behavior Modification
      PubDate: 2019-01-07T12:16:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0145445518822499
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