token economy

token economy2016-11-16T22:35:19+00:00

token economy

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the mechanism underpinning a token economy


A term of art for a format of behaviour modification that uses the principles of operant conditioning to manage a “microeconomy” (halfway house, psychiatric hospital or other closed system), in which tokens–exchangeable for goods or privileges–are given to patients or detainees upon completion of specified tasks or activities


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