Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Child and Family Behavior Therapy

Department

Psychology

ISSN

0731-7107

Volume

40

Issue

3

DOI

10.1080/07317107.2018.1487701

First Page

187

Last Page

203

Publication Date

7-1-2018

Abstract

Time-out is a ubiquitous strategy to reduce problem behaviors. The current study sought to find the shortest effective duration(s) of time-out for sibling aggression in a community sample of girls ages 3–7. All participants reached a minimum reduction in sibling aggression of 60% after experiencing a 1-minute time-out. The majority (75%) of participants also demonstrated clear reversals of behavior when returned to the baseline condition. The current findings suggest that a 1-minute time-out may be sufficient for low-level sibling aggression in children as old as seven. Limitations include the presence of a graduate assistant during sibling play and unclear generalizability.

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