“Choice responding refers to the manner in which individuals allocate their time or responding among available response options” (Fisher & Mazur, 1997). Everyday life presents choices with many of us giving little thought to how those choices influences our present and future behavior. Understanding how those choices are derived may be important in solving behavior problems and training situations. A choice made between behavioral responses has been greatly influenced by previous reinforcement history and one’s personal preferences.
Why was I so successful? I was consistent providing clear rules and consequences for her behavior. I concentrated on rewarding what she was doing right while ignoring or managing undesirable behavior until my strategies and/or replacement behavior paid off. If something wasn’t working, I changed/adapted according to the situation/context.