Title: A token economy experiment in young schizophrenic patients
Authors: Cosyns, P ×
Peuskens, Joseph
Tilmans, B #
Issue Date: Sep-1977
Series Title: Acta psychiatrica Belgica vol:77 issue:1 pages:174-93
Abstract: The paradigm of operant behaviour (Skinner) systematically applied to a group constitutes the theoretical basis of token-economy programs. Such a system consists in relating a certain behaviour to a consequence known to the patient. The efficiency of a token-economy has already been demonstrated for various populations: delinquants, schooolboys, chronic psychiatric patients. This pilot-study reports on our experience in applying in token-economy program in a group of young schizophrenics, most of them being hebefrenics: concepts and difficulties in realisation, hierarchical structure of the system, and results obtained.
ISSN: 0300-8967
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:University Centre Sint Jozef (-)
Research Group Psychiatry (-)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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