Response Perseveration and Delayed Responding in Undersocialized Aggressive Conduct Disorder
AbstractThis study examined the relation between measures of response perseveration (card-playing task; ), delayed responding (differential reinforcement for low-rate responding: DRL task; ) and undersocialized aggressive conduct disorder (CD). From a larger sample of seriously emotionally disturbed students, a predominantly CD group and a comparison group was identified using the Revised Behavior Problem Checklist ( ). On the card-playing task, CD subjects played significantly more cards. On the DRL task, CD subjects were significantly less efficient during the fourth block. The findings provide support for the reward-dominance hypothesis of CD ( , ).