Accession Number : AD0701149

Title :   REINFORCEMENT MANAGEMENT: AN APPROACH TO MOTIVATING ARMY TRAINEES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA, VA

Personal Author(s) : Cassileth,Barrie

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : To study the effectiveness of reinforcement management (contingency management) as applied to a military program of instruction already in operation, students in an Army clerk-typist course in which self-paced instruction is employed were given points for successive approximations to desired learning behavior. The points were exchangeable later for varying lengths of time off. The selective impact of contingency management found in this population is examined in terms of present military conduct of self-paced instruction, and in terms of military management of motivation and training. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, LEARNING), (*MOTIVATION, ARMY TRAINING), INDUSTRIAL TRAINING, BEHAVIOR, CONTROL SYSTEMS, TEST METHODS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE