Detrimental effects of a self-reward contracting program on subjects' involvement in self-administered desensitization

Manuel Barrera, Gerald M. Rosen

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Abstract

Assessed a self-reward contracting procedure intended to facilitate the completion of self-administered desensitization. 24 self-referred snake phobics received either (a) self-administered desensitization, (b) self-administered desensitization with self-reward contracting, or (c) a self-administered placebo with self-reward contracting. Results show that the self-reward procedure significantly impaired the amount of time and number of sessions that Ss devoted to their self-instructional manuals. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1180-1181
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of consulting and clinical psychology
Volume45
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1977

Keywords

  • completion of self administered program, snake phobic Ss
  • self administered desensitization alone vs with self reward contracting, involvement &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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