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Empiricism

Empiricism the objective observation of the phenomena of interest.

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Token System

Setting up a token system or token economy has several steps.  This includes selecting the tokens, identifying the target behaviors, selecting backup reinforcers, establishing an exchange rate, writing the procedure and then doing a field test.

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Teaching Loosely

Teaching loosely involves randomly varying non critical aspects of the instructional setting within and across teaching sessions.

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Bootleg Reinforcement

With bootleg reinforcement access to the specified reward or to other equally reinforcing items or events without meeting the response requirements of the contingency occurs.

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Indiscriminable Contingency

In an indiscriminable contingency the learner cannot discriminate whether the next response will produce reinforcement.  This can happen with intermittent schedules of reinforcement and delayed rewards.

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