Compliant in a Moment: A Commentary on Nevin
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?
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis
Houlihan, D., & Brandon, P. (1996). Compliant in a Moment: A Commentary on Nevin. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29(4), Winter 1996, pages 549-555.
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Copyright © 1996 John Wiley & Sons. Article published by John Wiley & Sons in Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, volume 29, issue number 4, Winter 1996, pages 549-555. Available online on February 27, 2013: http://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1996.29-549. Also available in PubMed Central: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1284019/.