Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1972

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Colin Condit

Second Committee Member

Donald R. Schupe

Third Committee Member

Hyrum S. Henderson


The purpose of the present study was to decrease an eight year old boy's disruptive crying rate in his home by ignoring his negative behavior and selectively complimenting his acceptable behavior. A check in the boy's classroom was made to determine if a generalization effect or transference of positive behavior from the home occurred. Crying behavior in the home was reduced significantly. There was no observed significant change in school behavior.