Examples of 3 Term Contingency
Precedes or “triggers” the behavior of interest.
Behavior of interest may be a behavior to increase or a behavior to decrease.
Determines if the behavior will increase or decrease.
Parent says, “Clean up your toys.”
Child goes to toys & says, “I’m still playing!”
Child delays or avoids cleaning up.
New food present, parent says, “Take a bite.”
Child takes a bite of the new food.
Parent says, “Good job! You may have dessert tonight!”
Teacher presents a difficult worksheet.
Student says, “My tummy hurts, I need to call my mom to come get me.”
Teacher sends the student to the nurse.