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Antecedent effects of observing peer play.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17624073     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The relative reinforcing value of toys was assessed in the absence of, and immediately following, participant observation of a peer manipulating one of the toys. Preference assessments were used to identify preference hierarchies. Reinforcer assessments were conducted with a high-preference item, a low-preference item, and a control. Each participant allocated responding toward the high-preference item during baseline. When reinforcer assessment sessions were preceded by a peer observation period, 3 of the 4 participants shifted allocation to the toy manipulated by the peer. The 4th participant shifted allocation only when the high-preference stimulus was replaced with a medium-preference stimulus. These data suggest that, among preschoolers, response allocation is influenced by observations of peers playing.
Authors:
Jennifer L Bruzek; Rachel H Thompson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied behavior analysis     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0021-8855     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Behav Anal     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-12     Completed Date:  2007-08-10     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0174763     Medline TA:  J Appl Behav Anal     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
University of Kansas, Lawrence 66045, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child, Preschool
Female
Humans
Male
Peer Group*
Play and Playthings*
Social Behavior*
Social Environment*
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