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token economy

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(Psychiatry) a type of psychotherapy in which the inmates of an institution are rewarded for good behaviour with tokens that can be exchanged for privileges
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Noun1.token economy - a form of behavior therapy that has been used in some mental institutions; patients are rewarded with tokens for appropriate behavior and the tokens may be cashed in for valued rewards
behavior modification, behavior therapy - psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior
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The fundamentals of cryptocurrency and gaming share the same relationship in that both idolize a world where a token economy is deemed more valuable to the consumer.
Classroom management incorporated a token economy to encourage appropriate academic behaviors.
in press) and a token economy (Ayllon & Azrin, 1968), which was introduced to establish a motivational context for Samuel to stop displaying anger episodes.
Objective: The purpose of conducting the present study was to determine whether Applied Behavior Analysis implemented through token economy and social reinforcements could successfully address poor hygiene behavior (washing hands before meals) in a psychiatric hospital setting.
A token economy system taught self-regulation of maladaptive behaviors and recognition of positive social behavior.
Devika, who hosts the 'Food4Thot' workshops to educate children about the benefits of a healthy diet, explains: "Using a token economy for diet can be helpful to help children develop both the taste and the habit for nourishing food.
This study investigates the effects of a token economy as an intervention to reduce disruptive and off-task behavior of third grade students in an open concept setting.
The guide includes exercises, and instructions for using token economy incentives, scoring the brainsets' assessments, and keeping a daily activities calendar.
Descriptors included token economy, token system, reinforcement, or reinforcer.
However, relatively little research has addressed what variables relate to such participation, especially in the presence of a token economy.
Simple techniques such as Token Economy, Shaping and Modeling, to complex methods such as Aversion Therapy, Flooding, Implosion Therapy and Systematic Desensitization are treated in detail with meticulous professional care.