Master's Theses



Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


An individual contingency for group consequences procedure was used to modify maladaptive work and living behavior in three clients in a work adjustment facility. The first procedure was designed to reduce the number of work errors in a 38 year-old male. All of the other clients in his work area received a free soft drink on the days he met criterion. The second procedure was designed to increase the production level of a 36 year-old female in the prevocational area. Other clients in the same area received a nickel each time she produced at criterion level. The last procedure was conducted in the residential housing using a 37 year-old male. His roommates were reinforced with an extra snack if his room was cleaned according to established criteria. The results of this study indicate that the procedure was partially successful in altering the specified behavior in the appropriate direction.


James Ryabik

Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


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