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A tutorial on the concept of the motivating operation and its importance to application

Langthorne, Paul, McGill, Peter (2009) A tutorial on the concept of the motivating operation and its importance to application. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 2 (2). pp. 22-31. ISSN 1998-1929. (doi:10.1007/bf03391745) (KAR id:24350)

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Motivating operations (MOs) exert a powerful influence over operant relations and hold significant implications for those working in applied settings. In this paper, we describe the concept of the MO and provide “real world” examples. Particular emphasis is given to the concept of the conditioned MO (CMO). Implications for intervention are discussed. It is hoped that this endeavour will encourage the utilization of the full conceptual system of the MO.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/bf03391745
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV3008 People with mental disabilities
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Peter McGill
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:00 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:32 UTC
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