Episode 195 - Under the Hood of Token Economies w/ Dr. Jason Bourret


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We all love token economies. The Sponge Bob stickers, the laminated construction paper backing. But, how do they actually work? Something about conditioned reinforcers, right? This week Dr. Jason Bourret joins us for a peek under the hood of token economies to give us some guidance into their inner workings and ways to effectively troubleshoot their usage.

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Articles discussed this episode:

Glodowski, K.R., Bourret, J., Ivy, J.W., Seaver, J.P., Jackson, J., Stine, J.M., & Nuzzolilli, A.E. (2020). A comparison of token and tandem schedules of reinforcement on response patterns for adolescents with autism. Behavioral Interventions, 35, 25-37. doi: 10.1002/bin.1704

Jwaideh, A.R. (1973). Responding under chained and tandem fixed-ration schedules. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 19, 259-267. doi: 10.1901/jeab.1973.19-259

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