This study evaluated the differential effects of three types of feedback contingencies on the socially inappropriate talk of a brain injured adult. Three types of feedback-attention and interest, systematic ignoring, and correction-were administered concurrently by three therapists in an alternating treatments design. Data were collected five times per day in naturally occurring brief unstructured conversations. The results revealed that the correction contingency was more effective than systematic ignoring in reducing inappropriate remarks. As expected, attention and interest greatly increased the frequency of the target behavior.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology