We evaluated the effects of an enriched environment, based on a paired-choice preference assessment, on both rates of self-injurious behavior (SIB) and percentage of session intervals during which signs of negative affect were displayed by a woman with mental retardation and a mood disorder. Results suggested that SIB and signs of negative affect were highly correlated and that the enriched environment effectively reduced both.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science
- Developmental disabilities
- Environmental enrichment
- Mood disorder
- Self-injurious behavior