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PSYB45

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 22: The token Economy Involves the systematic use of conditioned reinforcers called tokens May be used with response cost to decrease undesirable behaviors as well Token economy: used with adolescents in a residential treatment program. Purpose is to strengthen clients desirable behaviours that occur too infrequently and to decrease their undesirable behaviours in a structured treatment environment or educational setting. Token is a point received by the adolescents for desirable behaviour. Token is delivered immediately after a desirable behaviour and is later exchanged for backup reinforcers. Token is paired with other reinforcers, it becomes a conditioned reinforcer that strengthens the desirable behaviour it follows. Token + other reinforcers = conditioned reinforcers. Conditioned Reinforcers : o Not originally reinforcing but becomes reinforcer after being paired with other reinforcers Components of Token economy: o Desirable target
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