The Effects of Response Effort and Choice on Productivity

Wanda Toro-Zambrana, David L. Lee, Phillip J. Belfiore

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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of response effort, novelty of stimulus arrangement, and choice on selecting behavior of an individual with profound mental retardation in a vocational setting. Data showed that: (a) novelty of stimulus array, not response effort, affected selecting behavior, and (b) choice affects behavior only to the extent that preferred outcomes are attained. Results are discussed in relation to matching theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-293
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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