Escape (termination of a meal) and token-based differential reinforcement of alternative behavior were used as reinforcement to increase acceptance of food. Using a changing criterion design, the number of bites accepted and consumed was gradually increased to 15 bites per meal. These data suggest that, in some cases, escape may be a potent reinforcer for food acceptance.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Psychology
- Sociology and Political Science
- Food acceptance
- Food refusal
- Negative reinforcement