An overview of overcorrection

R. M. Foxx

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This paper briefly reviews the overcorrection punishment procedure developed by Foxx and Azrin. Topics covered include the overcorrection rationale; characteristics of overcorrection, restitution, and positive practice; the components of overcorrection; and the types of overcorrection procedures. Several studies are described that illustrate the use of full overcorrection or positive practice overcorrection alone. Also discussed are the advantages and disadvantages of overcorrection and comparisons of the treatment effectiveness of overcorrection versus other behavioral procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of pediatric psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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