Flashcards in Behavioural Contracts Deck (17):
What is a behavioural contract?
A written agreement between one or two parties where both parties agree to a specified level of behaviours
Behavioural contracts are also called
What are the components of a contingency contract (3 answers)?
(1) State target behaviour (2) States contingencies associated with behaviour (3) Management plan
What does component 1 - a statement of the expected target behaviours - include (5 answers)?
What behaviour is expected (increase/decrease); who'll engage in behaviour; when and how often they must engage in behaviour; the quality of behaviour
What does component 2 - a statement of the contingencies associated with the behaviour - include (3 answers)?
What reinforcer/punisher will be administered; levels of reinforcement; when these rewards will be given
What does component 3 - a management plan - include (2 answers)?
Specification of who the contract manager will be; how data will be collected to monitor progress
The contract manager's job is to
compile the contract, ensure the behaviour is achieved and administer the contingent reinforcer or punisher
Define: one-party contract
Specifies the behaviour change of one person (plus a contract manager).
Define: two-party contract
Two people identify target behaviours to change and contingencies implemented for target behaviour
Two-party contracts are also called
quid pro quo contracts
Give a limitation of two-party contracts and how this problem can be avoided
When one person fails, both give up the contract. Use a parallel contract (a person's abiding by a contract results in separate reinforcer)
Contracting tips: use ____, _____ reinforcers
Contracting tips: what is meant by 'avoid the "crap out effect"'
If someone fails at the start of a contract they won't have motivation to continue. Programme against this by using things like cumulative requirements
Contracting tips: Post data in a ____ place
visible (to prompt future behaviour)
Contracting tips: Allow for ____ contract specifications
exceeding (bonus rewards for better behaviour)
Contracting tips: Once behaviour reliably occurs...
start fading the contract