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Zachariah Campbell

CHAPTER 22 TOKEN ECONOMYDEFINING A TOKEN ECONOMY What constitutes a token economyA token economy is set to strengthen clients desirable behaviours and to weaken undesirable behaviours each point received for a desirable behaviour is a token a token is delivered immediately after desirable behaviour and is later exchanged for backup reinforcersand since the token is used with other reinforcers it becomes a conditioned reinforcer What are the basic components of a token economy Target behaviours strengthened token as conditioned reinforcers backup reinforcers exchanged for tokens a reinforcement schedule for token deliveryrate at which the token are exchanged for the backup reinforcers a time and place for exchanging tokens for backup reinforcers sometimes a resoinse cost component in which the behaviours to be eliminated are identifiedIMPLEMENTING A TOKEN ECONOMY Describe each step involved in a token economy 1 The target behaviours must be identified and defined these should be socially significant an meaningful to the client 2 Objective behavioural definitions must be used3 Identify the items to use as tokens the token must be tangiblepractical easy to dispense and cary can be accumulated etc and the tokens should not be easily obtainable by any other
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