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Sean Field's Dissertation Proposal

Location: 2734 Wood Hall, Western Michigan University


Evaluating the Effects of a Self-Management Program with a Peer-Mediated Praise Procedure


The use of self-management to assist with the management of problem behavior and to increase on-task academic behaviors has been demonstrated as an effective behavioral strategy.  However, some common impediments to their wide spread use include the demands that are often placed on teachers and the ability of the student to maintain and generalize the repertoire. The current study evaluated the effects of a peer feedback component on a self-management program. Students were trained to implement a self-management procedure and then allowed to gain peer attention and feedback for achieving specific performance levels. The results of the study will be discussed followed by a discussion of the limitations of the current study and directions for future research.

Earlier Event: December 8
Colloquium - Dr. Jim Carr