Efectos de las operaciones motivadores en una conducta autolesiva mediante las precesiones

Simó-Pinatella, David and Alomar-Kurz, Elisabeth and Font-Roura, Josep and Gine Gine, Climént and McGill, Peter (2015) Efectos de las operaciones motivadores en una conducta autolesiva mediante las precesiones. Escritos de Psicologia, 8 (2). pp. 58-65. ISSN 1989-3809. (doi:https://doi.org/10.5231/psy.writ.2015.0107) (Full text available)

Abstract

Effects of motivating operations on self-harming behaviour through presessions (Article in Spanish) This study explored the effects of motivating operations on the self-harming behaviour of a 42-year-old woman with intellectual disabilities. Functional analysis showed that her behaviour was maintained by positive social (attention and tangible) and automatic reinforcement. A multielement design was used to explore presession effects (access to attention and attention deprivation) on the frequency of the behaviour. The results showed that when access to attention was presented to the participant, the frequency of the behaviour decreased, suggesting the action of an abolishing operation. In conclusion, the use of preventive strategies to treat problem behaviours are emphasised, as well as the need for a functional assessment to understand the nature of these behaviours and to design intervention plans aimed at minimizing such behaviour.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Problem Behaviour; Functional Analysis; Motivating Operations; Intellectual Disabilities; Clinical Case; Single Case Experiment.
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2016 10:35 UTC
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2016 08:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55764 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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