Application of a token system in a pre-adolescent boys' group

James M. Stedman, Travis L. Peterson, James Cardarelle

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Group therapy with pre-adolescents presents an excellent opportunity to employ operant conditioning principles. This paper describes procedures used in establishing an operant approach in a pre-adolescent boys' group. Quantitative data and vualitative observation indicate that operant techniques were successful in increasing the rate of prosocial responses and decreasing deviant behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1971

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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