Title

Evaluation of the high-probability instruction sequence with and without programmed reinforcement

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Department

Psychology

ISSN

0021-8855

Volume

41

Issue

3

DOI

10.1901/jaba.2008.41-453

First Page

453

Last Page

457

Publication Date

Fall 9-1-2008

Abstract

We assessed the effects of reinforcement and no reinforcement for compliance to high-probability (high-p) instructions on compliance to low-probability (low-p) instructions using a reversal design. For both participants, compliance with the low-p instruction increased only when compliance with high-p instructions was followed by reinforcement. These results suggest that providing reinforcement for high-p instructions may result in increased compliance to low-p instructions.