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Teodoro Ayllon

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He was onr of the pioneers in the establishment of token economies in psychiatric hospitals. Found that systems of reward for appropriate behaviors are more effective when the contingencies are first described verbally.

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  • Ayllon T. 1963, Intensive treatment of psychotic behavior by stimulus satiation and
  • Ayllon T and Haughton E 1962, Control of the behavior of schizophrenic patients by food, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 5:342-52
  • Ayllon T and Haughton E 1964, Modification of symptomatic verbal behaviour of mental patients, Behaviour Research and Therapy 2: 87-97
  • Ayllon T and Kandel H 1976, 'I hear voices but there's no one there' (A functional analysis of auditory hallucinations). In HJ Eysenck (ed). Case Studies in Behaviour Therapy London: Routledge and Kegan-Paul
  • Ayllon T and Michael J 1959, The psychiatric nurse as a behavioral engineer, Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior 3:324-34

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