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The effects of video feedback, self-monitoring, and verbal reinforcement on teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques

In recent years, applied behavior analytic research has begun to shed light on the application of ABA principles in studying sports and athletic behavior. These applications have involved a set of manipulations collectively known as behavioral coaching. Two of the procedures used in behavioral coaching include Video Feedback and Self-Monitoring checklists. The current study compared the use of Video Feedback paired with positive verbal reinforcement (VRO) to Video Feedback paired with a Self-Monitoring Checklist (SMC) on teaching novel Jiu-Jitsu techniques. The results indicated that neither the SMC nor VRO procedure was effective in increasing technique accuracy. Per a social validity questionnaire, participants rated the VRO method to be more helpful and more effective in improving their Jiu-Jitsu Skills overall.

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