Keywords

People with mental disabilities, Education, Institutional care

Abstract

Token systems of reinforcement are an increasingly popular method of modifying the behavior of the institutionalized mentally retarded. The dramatic success of the token economy has resulted in its programmatic use without full consideration for the relevancy of treatment goals and the numerous variables that may contribute to the successful implementation and maintenance of the token economy. An examination of the treatment goals found in the existing literature reveals that two orientations presently exist: management/control and therapeutic/educative. Furthermore, a review of the literature reveals differing methods or variables may contribute to achieving a successful token economy with the mentally retarded. Several suggestions are advanced as to those goals and specific variables which may be important for successful implementation.

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Graduation Date

Summer 1979

Advisor

Tucker, Richard

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Clinical Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

iii, 85 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013420

Subjects

People with mental disabilities -- Education, People with mental disabilities -- Institutional care

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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