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One important aspect of social skills training is knowing what skills to teach. What should therapists advise women who could benefit from dating more? This study assessed traditional and nontraditional men's responses to several approaches women could take to initiate dates. Participants were...
Three treatments for enuresis were evaluated: (a) immediate detection with a urine-sensing alarm with additional operant training procedures, (b) delayed detection with staff activating the alarm and conducting the procedures in the morning, and (c) yoked-schedule awakenings when the awakening...
Eighteen defiant preschool children were taught to obey maternal chorelike instructions in a clinic analog. Standard Forehand compliance-training procedures (i.e., precise instruction giving, praise, warnings, and chair timeouts) were used. Subjects were assigned to one of two chair-timeout...
Three experiments were carried out to teach children how to respond to home emergencies. Experiment 1 compared the effectiveness of three training procedures, self-instruction training/ self-reward, self-instructional training/ external-reward, and behavioral training, in the acquisition and...
Twenty subjects were randomly allocated to receive either imaginal relaxation (IR) or imaginal desensitization (ID) to reduce compulsive gambling. As predicted from a behavioral completion model, but not a stimulus control model, subjects' response to IR was comparable with that to ID. Also as...
The effects of goal-setting and child-teacher contracting procedures on the academic performance of 3 preschool children were examined. Goal setting produced substantial improvements in the quantity and quality of the children's work, but did not facilitate maintenance when baselines were...
The conversational skills of 24 inpatient conduct-disordered youths and 32 "normal" youths from the community were assessed and compared. A panel of 12 peer judges provided global ratings of subjects' conversational skill. Moderate to high amounts of the variance in the peer ratings were...
The present study assessed the anger expression and general conversational skill of Type As and Bs in role-play scenes reflecting typical natural environment situations. In addition, the study assessed skill differences among hostile and nonhostile subgroups of Type As and Bs. Observers and...
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