Title

A translational analysis of ABA and ABC renewal of operant behavior

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-2018

Abstract

Following reduction, behavior may recur when organisms are exposed to new or different environments. Such recurrences, called treatment relapse, are characterized by an increase of a previously reduced behavior. Renewal is a type of treatment relapse resulting from changes in stimulus contexts despite the ongoing maintenance of treatment. Renewal types include varying arrangements, such as ABA and ABC renewal, where each letter represents a different context. In the present series of translational analyses, we evaluated both ABA and ABC renewal and assessed whether these two renewal arrangements may be present in a single participant's behavior. Results produced evidence of both ABA and ABC renewal, and both types of renewal were detected in an individual participant's behavior.

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

Volume

51

Issue

4

First Page

819

Last Page

830

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1002/jaba.496

PubMed ID

30019472

ISSN

00218855

E-ISSN

19383703

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