Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Sam Rust, Jr.
Second Committee Member
James P. Levell
Third Committee Member
This study applied a contingency management program to a single behavior while measuring multiple behaviors. Reinforcement was made contingent upon increased addition rate. The experimental group made significantly greater gains in addition rate. There was no significant difference in the gains made in subtraction rate, reading rate, reading comprehension, or classroom behavior. The study was limited by a small sample, six week time span, and the use of mentally retarded subjects to assess side effects of reinforcing an academic behavior.
Atkinson, Charles M., "Assessing some Side Effects of a Contingency Management Program" (1972). All Master's Theses. 1798.
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, School Psychology Commons, Special Education and Teaching Commons
Note: The terminology present in this thesis is a product of its time and may be seen as racist or culturally insensitive by today's standards.