Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1967

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department

Education

Committee Chair

Eldon E. Jacobsen

Second Committee Member

Theodor F. Naumann

Third Committee Member

Joseph E. Rich

Fourth Committee Member

Colin D. Condit

Abstract

This experiment was designed to extinguish a sixth grade boy's undesirable classroom behaviors by the complete withdrawal of teacher attention, and to develop and increase in successive approximations, the child's desirable classroom behaviors by frequent and intermittent teacher attention. The study was meant to be: (a) research replicating numerous other similar studies, but in addition be a behavior modification experiment conducted in a regular classroom setting in an elementary school and in as practical a way as possible for a teacher with 30 students, and (b) a response to a request from the boy's teachers for service and help.

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