Type

Journal Article

Authors

Dermot Barnes-Holmes
Michelle E Kelly

Subjects

Education

Topics
child psychology working interventions psychology lb1501 primary education developmental disabilities schools teachers

Measuring Implicit and Explicit Acceptability of Reinforcement Versus Punishment Interventions with Teachers Working in ABA Versus Mainstream Schools (2015)

Abstract This research aimed to develop the implicit relational assessment procedure (IRAP) as a measure of treatment acceptability and to assess teachers’ acceptability of reinforcement and punishment interventions in the presence of “good” and “bad” behaviors. Participants included 15 teachers trained in ABA (ABATs) who worked with children with developmental disabilities, and 15 teachers trained in mainstream primary education (MTs) who worked with typically developing children. On the IRAP, the ABAT group showed proreinforcement biases for all behaviors, while MTs showed a proreinforcement bias for good behavior but a propunishment bias for bad behavior. On explicit measures of acceptability, although both groups showed proreinforcement and antipunishment biases, the ABATs rated reinforcement as significantly more acceptable than the MTs; the ratings of punishment did not differ across the two groups. The research provides support for the IRAP as a measure of treatment acceptability.
Collections Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Status = Published
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology: Child psychology
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Type = Article
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = L Education: LB Theory and practice of education: LB1501 Primary Education
Ireland -> National College Ireland -> Subject = B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion: Psychology

Full list of authors on original publication

Dermot Barnes-Holmes, Michelle E Kelly

Experts in our system

1
Dermot Barnes-Holmes
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 100
 
2
Michelle E Kelly
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 51