Mystery motivator: An effective and time efficient intervention
School Psychology Review
Systematically applied W. R. Jenson's (1990, unpublished; see also G. Rhode et al, 1992) Mystery Motivator (MM) across 9 Ss (5 3rd-grade boys and 4 5th-grade boys) from 2 classrooms. All Ss were experiencing significant difficulties completing and turning in their homework assignments. The MM was devised to treat a variety of behavioral and academic problems in clinical practice. It combines 2 key treatment components: immediate performance feedback and intermittent reinforcement. Materials include a weekly chart, erasable pens, and a reward menu. Results appear promising, suggesting that the MM is an effective, socially valid intervention that can be implemented in the classroom with integrity.
Waguespack, A. M.,
Moore, L. A.,
Wickstrom, K. F.,
Witt, J. C.
(1994). Mystery motivator: An effective and time efficient intervention. School Psychology Review, 23(1), 106-118.
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