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Token Economy: Behaviorism Applied

Synopsis
B F Skinner explains operant conditioning and differentiates between positive reinforcement and punishment. He outlines his theories on the treatment of old people, children in care, prisoners and mentally and physically handicapped people in institutions, showing the successful application of his theories in the use of ‘tokens in behaviour modification and reinforcement therapy in a mental health facility, the Illinois PACE scheme for emotionally disturbed adolescents.*
Series
B F Skinner, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 23 min. Videocassette. VHS (PAL). col. 23 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1972
Availability
Hire (Concord)
Sale (video -Insight); 1997 sale: US$199.00 (+p&p) (Insight)
Subjects
Social welfare
Keywords
behavioural therapy; operant conditioning; Skinner, Burrhus Frederic

Credits

Director
Peter Jordan
Contributor
Burrhus Frederic Skinner

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

USA

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
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Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.
Name

Insight Media

Email
custserv@insight-media.com
Web
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Phone
+1 212 721 6316
Fax
+1 212 799 5309
Address
2162 Broadway
New York
NY 10024 6621
USA
Notes
US-based distributor of an extensive range of DVD, video and CD-ROM titles for university, secondary and vocational education. Catalogue divided into the following sections: Architecture & Design; Business & Economics; Communication; Counselling & Social Work; Drama, Music & Dance; Education; Engineering; Language & Culture; Nursing & Allied Health; Physical Education; Science & Agriculture; Social Sciences. A recent development is a dedicated video-on-demand website http://www.insight-media-digital.com/ which includes a particularly strong nursing library.

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