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A quantitative examination of punishment research

Lydon, Sinéad, Healy, Olive, Moran, Laura, Foody, Ciara (2015) A quantitative examination of punishment research. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 36 . pp. 470-484. ISSN 0891-4222. (doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2014.10.036) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:49137)

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The current review examined 368 articles, published between 1967 and 2013, which evaluated punishment-based procedures for the treatment of challenging behavior among persons with developmental disabilities and quantitatively analyzed: (a) the amount of research that has assessed different types of punishment procedures; (b) the characteristics of the participants, behaviors, and treatments included in these studies, and (c) the relative efficacy of the various punishment procedures in general and with regard to the inclusion of reinforcement-based components, method of treatment selection and development, and function of the targeted challenging behaviors. Further, the study evaluated the included studies for the presence of important quality indicators. It was intended that such an analysis would provide a useful overview of the extant research on punishment procedures as a behavior reduction technique. Suggestions regarding research methodology and areas for further investigation are made for future research evaluating punishment-based interventions.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.ridd.2014.10.036
Uncontrolled keywords: Autism; Behavior reduction; Behavioral intervention; Challenging behavior; Developmental disabilities; Intellectual disability; Problem behavior; Punishment; Treatment
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2015 09:02 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 10:58 UTC
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