Title

The influence of "mood-inducing'" music on challenging behavior.

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

V. Mark Durand

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Date Issued

1998-01-01

Date Available

2013-04-25

ISSN

0895-8017

Abstract

Effects of a musical manipulation on the challenging behavior of 3 persons with severe disabilities were evaluated. In Experiment 1 we identified stimulus conditions associated with high rates of challenging behavior for each participant. In Experiment 2 the high rate condition (determined in Experiment 1) was repeated with the addition of fast and slow beat music. Data indicate that challenging behavior was more frequent when slow beat music was played. Participants also displayed differential expressions of affect in these conditions. Results suggest that conditions associated with expression of affect may serve as establishing operations for challenging behavior and that this type of influence should be investigated further for possible contributions to intervention efforts.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in American Journal on Mental Retardation, 102, 367-378.

Language

en_US

Publisher

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
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