The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 14, Issue 2, pp 187–196 | Cite as

What Can Behavior Analysis Learn From the Aversives Controversy?

  • J. M. Johnston
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Abstract

The paper argues that behavior analysis may have contributed to the aversives controversy in a number of ways. The role that the field has played and the lessons that may be learned are discussed in the areas of research, training, and politics.

Keywords

aversives controversy aversive consequences punishment professional training developmental disabilities retardation 

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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Johnston
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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