Token economy: behavourism applied (TEFC)

United States, 1972

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Episode of Series “Psychology Today”.
Elisabeth Hall, editor of Psychology Today, interviews the eminent Behaviourist, B.F. Skinner. Skinner explains, with examples, his theory of behaviour modification (“operant conditioning”) through positive and negative reinforcement. He cites the five classic examples of mistreatment, then explains the use of tokens in a program of reinforcement therapy. The director of the Adolf Meyer Centre explains how token economy is practised. Views all aspects of the Centre’s life and contrasts its extremely high success rate with the generally lower rehabilitation rate of traditional therapy. Also Bernard Wagner discusses the concept of “time out”.

Credits

producer/director

Peter Jordan

production company

CRM Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:21:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

29626

Subject categories

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Consumer behavior

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Consumer behavior

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Behavior modification

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Behavior therapy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Behaviorism (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychologists

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Psychotherapy

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Reinforcement (Psychology)

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Science - Experiments

People → Skinner, B. F. (Burrhus Frederic), 1904-

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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