Presenter Information

Kristen FitzGerald

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Room 201

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Reducing, F-Word, Token System

Abstract

The purpose of this research is to determine if implementing a token system will decrease the amount of time the participant in the study uses profanity (the f-word). The participant in this study volunteered herself for the study and is a twenty-one year old college student. The participant was recruited voluntarily to participate in this study and only one participant was studied for the purpose of this research. The participant was observed over a three-hour time period, five days a week for a total of four weeks. The participant received positive reinforcement using a sticker token system every time she used the f-word one or fewer times in a three-hour time period. An ABAB design was used for this study to determine if the intervention was successful. Confidentiality was maintained throughout this research study and the participant will not be mentioned by name. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)

Faculty Mentor(s)

Tsai , Shu-Fei

Additional Mentoring Department

Educational Foundations and Curriculum

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Reducing the Amount of Swearing by using a Token System

SURC Room 201

The purpose of this research is to determine if implementing a token system will decrease the amount of time the participant in the study uses profanity (the f-word). The participant in this study volunteered herself for the study and is a twenty-one year old college student. The participant was recruited voluntarily to participate in this study and only one participant was studied for the purpose of this research. The participant was observed over a three-hour time period, five days a week for a total of four weeks. The participant received positive reinforcement using a sticker token system every time she used the f-word one or fewer times in a three-hour time period. An ABAB design was used for this study to determine if the intervention was successful. Confidentiality was maintained throughout this research study and the participant will not be mentioned by name. (Editor’s Note: This presentation may contain adult themes, content, or imagery.)