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ABA Inside Track

May 22, 2024

Somehow we’ve made it nearly 300 episodes without actually talking about concurrent chains arrangement specifically. I mean, we’ve talked about measuring assent, preferences for treatments, chaining, and concurrent schedules. Finally, all the great tastes that go great together in one episode! But where did the concurrent chains arrangement come from? And how might such a procedure be used to assess preference for different treatment types? Does it work for everyone? I pity the fool that misses this podcast episode.

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Articles discussed this episode:

Catania, A.C. & Sagvolden, T. (1980). Preference for free choice over forced choice in pigeons. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 34, 7-86. doi: 10.1901/jeab.1980.34-77

Hanley, G.P. (2010). Toward effective and preferred programming: A case for the objective measurement of social validity with recipients of behavior-change programs. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 3, 13-21. doi: 10.1007/BF03391754

Auten, E.M., Van Camp, C., & Ferguson, A.B. (2024). A review of the concurrent-chains arrangement to assess intervention choice: 2018-2023. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 57, 319-330. doi:10.1002/jaba.1059

Luck, K.M., Lerman, D.C., Wu, W.L., Dupuis, D.L., & Hussein, L.A. (2018). A comparison of written, vocal, and video feedback when training teachers. Journal of Behavioral Education, 27, 124-144. doi: 10.1007/s10864-017-9279-2

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