Title

Compliant in a Moment: A Commentary on Nevin

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Winter 1996

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Nevin's scholarly and timely discussion attempts to maintain the precarious union of the experimentally derived theory of behavioral momentum with applications of the behavioral momentum construct to human subjects in applied settings. Nevin's discussion adds much-needed clarification to a process that at times has proven to be awkward for applied researchers. In this commentary, we will address three general questions: (a) Can the applications of behavioral momentum be derived from the theory as conceptualized by Nevin? (b) Could those applications have been developed had the theory not been formulated? (c) Does behavioral momentum theory add significantly to the compliance literature?

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis

DOI

10.1901/jaba.1996.29-549