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dc.contributor.advisorKelley, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSenn, Laura Perry
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-27T17:11:08Z
dc.date.available2019-09-27T17:11:08Z
dc.date.created2019-07
dc.date.issued2019-07
dc.date.submittedJuly 2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/2932
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) - Florida Institute of Technology, 2019.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn the field of behavior analysis, access to reinforcement is generally referred to as being either an open or a closed economy. However, little research exists on the varying degrees of reinforcer exposure that may occur between the parameters of “open” and “closed.” The current study compares varying degrees of economies utilizing closed, 33% open, 66% open, and open economy conditions with three participants diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Prior to analysis, all participants completed an evaluation to determine whether their preferences remained stable over multiple sessions and whether they were sensitive to a satiation operation. Results are evaluated in terms of response rate, average break point, demand curve, and work-rate function. Overall response rates and break points were highest in the closed economy conditions for all participants. Likewise, demand curves and work-rate functions for all participants indicated the least elasticity under closed economy conditions. Implications and future directions based on these results are discussed.en_US
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dc.titleEffects of Progressive Ratio Schedules on Responding Following Exposure to Varying Economiesen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.date.updated2019-09-16T18:04:35Z
thesis.degree.nameDoctorate in Behavior Analysisen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBehavior Analysisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentBehavior Analysisen_US
thesis.degree.grantorFlorida Institute of Technologyen_US
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