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  • 1. Brittani RohrigFeaturing: Adam (My Test Subject)

2. Poor AdamProblem Behavior Whats the Problem? Adam curls his toes very often, and puts a lot of pressure on his toes while he does it.THIS CANT BE HEALTHY!!Its time for behavior analysis 3. Reinforcement Contingency Adam says hes been doing this awful behavior since he can remember, so Ihave come to believe that is it s form ofReinforcement Contingencyself stimulation.Before:Behavior:After:No feeling Adam curlsFeeling of of toeshis toestoes curled curled 4. My OptionsReinforcement or PunishmentI chose to use a punishment contingency because: They have a high success rate They are rather fast actingDefinitions And social validity isnt applicable.Punishment contingency: Responsebecause hes my boyfriendcontingent presentation of an aversivecondition resulting in a decreased frequency of that responseSocial Validity: The goals, procedure, and results of an intervention are sociallyacceptable to the client, the behavioranalyst, and society 5. Whats the Punishment? Disapproving look? Not talk to him for 5 minutes immediately after (penalty)? Force him to watch a scene from Twilight? Stab his foot with a pencil?Get out your response cards!JKOf course I chose to stab him! What fun! 6. BaselineIt was rather difficultgathering sufficient data because Iwasnt always with him to do so,and asking him to collect the datahimself would be like askingsomeone to count how many timesthey blinked.The data I was able to collect while he was around showed him curling his toes an average of 16 times per hour!Baseline: The phase of an experiment or interventionwhere the behavior is measured in the absence of theintervention 7. Punishment Contingency 8. Pairing ProcedureSo as it turns out,Adam caught on, and theamount of time he chose tospend with me decreaseddramatically. This is probably because herealized the discriminativestimulus was my presence, so hebecame an advocate for myabsence 9. Punishment-Based Discrimination 10. SD vs. S-deltaDiscriminative stimulus (SD):A stimulus in the presence of which a particular reinforcer is reinforcedor punished. My presence. S-delta:A stimulus in the presence of which a particular response is notreinforced or punished. No presence. 11. Well That just wont doNow I had to conduct an intervention to make sure he continuescoming over at a regular rate so that I can continue my experiment. I wouldmake him feel horrible every time he had the chance to come over, but didnt. Yes. I am evil. 12. However Because of his efforts to escape the aversive condition, the frequency of him coming over didincrease back to where it was before the intervention. Mwahahahaaa 13. Intervention #2Punishment ContingencyPunishment ContingencyBefore: Behavior:After: No feeling StaysFeelsof guilthome guilty Escape ContingencyEscape ContingencyBefore: Behavior:After: Feels guilty Goes to my Doesntroomfeel guilty 14. My Personal ReinforcementMy plan seems to be working, which is reinforcing me to continuewith the intervention 15. The Sick Social CycleIn escaping the perpetrators (my) aversive behavior, thevictim (poor Adam) unintentionally reinforces that aversive behavior This creates a sort of cycleThe Sick Social Cycle 16. I dont have I make AdamI do have Adamsfeel gultyAdamspresencepresence Adam feelsAdam goesAdam doesnt guiltyto my room feel guilty I makeAdam feelguiltyAdam stays Adam goeshome to my room I dontmake Adam feel guilty 17. Results5 weeks of intervention and There was an instance of recover during second week, when hestopped coming over so much I implemented my second intervention immediately After 3 weeks Adam only curled his toes 6 times per hour On week 4 he curled his toes an average of 2 times in a 5 hourtime span The final week I collected data, I only caught him curling his toes 3times the entire week, and he caught himself doing it before I saidanything So in other words 18. Thats What Video Cameras are for 19. Our Very First Trial 20. That got me in trouble 21. Respondent Conditioning A neutral stimulus acquires the elicitingproperties of an unconditioned stimulus throughpairing the unconditioned stimulus with a neutralstimulusJust for fun 22. ReflexPain ResponseWord Toe!ReflexPainResponseWord Toe! Reflex Response 23. My Conditioning Procedure 24. And the Product of Conditioning: 25. Disclaimer No blood was shed during this interventionSorry if the sound doesnt match the video... In case you were unable to see, he has very fast reflexes, its quite satisfying actuallyI am NOT a sadist 26. Special Thanks toAdam McCormickIt really is with love! 27. Thank You!!!