Applied Behavior Analysis

ISBN-10: 0131421131
ISBN-13: 9780131421134
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $174.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 800
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.4
Language: English

The long-awaited second edition of the classic textbook, Applied Behavior Analysis, provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, providing a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. The authors' goal in revising this best-selling text was to introduce students to ABA in as complete, technically accurate, and contemporary manner as possible. As a result, the book's scope, treatment of various principles, procedures, and issues suggest that it is intended for concentrated and serious study. Readers of the new second edition will appreciate the inclusion of: more than 1,400 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies; a glossary of more than 400 technical terms and concepts; more than 100 graphs displaying original data from peer-reviewed research, with detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented; five new chapters written by leading scholars in the field of behavior analysis; and the addition of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board BCBA and BCABA Behavior Analyst Task List, Third Edition. First published in 1987, Applied Behavior Analysis remains the top-choice primary text for appropriate courses at universities in the United States and abroad with leading programs in behavior analysis. This comprehensive text, best-suited for all upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals.

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Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis
Some Basic Characteristics of Science
Defining Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis
A Brief Outline of the Development of Applied Behavior Analysis
Definition of Applied Behavior Analysis
Summary
Basic Concepts
Behavior
Environment
Respondent Behavior and Respondent Conditioning
Operant Behavior and Operant Conditioning
Basic Principles and Applied Procedures
Kinds of Stimuli That Reinforce and Punish
The Three-Term Contingency
The Complexity of Human Behavior
Obstacles to Control of Behavior in Applied Settings
Summary
Selection, Definition, and Measurement of Behavior Change Target
Selecting and Defining Target Behavior
Role of Assessment in Applied Behavior Analysis
Methods and Issues in Gathering Behavioral Assessment Data
Considerations in Selecting a Target Behavior
Prioritizing Possible Target Behaviors
Defining the Target Behavior
Setting Criteria for Behavior Change
Summary
Measuring and Recording Behavior
Direct Measurement of Permanent Products
Direct Observation Recording
Reporting Data Collected
Summary
Planning and Directing Observational Procedures
Scheduling Continuous and Sample Observations
Selecting Times for Observation
Establishing the Duration of Observation Sessions
Planning Sampling Procedures
Observation Codes
Interobserver Agreement
Establishing Interobserver Agreement
Considerations in Using Interobserver Agreement
Sources of Influence on the Agreement and Accuracy of Measurement
Summary
Evaluation and Analysis of Behavior Change
Production and Interpretation of Graphic Data Displays
Benefits of Graphic Display of Behavioral Data
Line Graphs
Other Types of Graphs Used in Applied Behavior Analysis
How to Construct Graphs
How to Interpret Graphs
Summary
Introduction to Analysis
The Scientific Examination of Behavior: Some Basic Conceptions and Assumptions
Components of Experimental Design
Baseline Data
Baseline Logic
Summary
Reversal and Alternating Treatments Design
Reversal Designs
Alternating Treatment Design
Summary
Multiple Baseline and Changing Criterion Designs
Multiple Baseline Design
Changing Criterion Design
Summary
Planning, Replicating, and Evaluating Research in Applied Behavior Analysis
Planning Research in Applied Behavior Analysis
Internal Validity: Controlling Potential Sources of Confounding in an Experimental Design
External Validity: The Role of Replication in Applied Behavior Analysis
Evaluating Research in Applied Behavior
Analysis
Summary
Increasing Existing Behavior
Operant Reinforcement
The Role of Genetic Inheritance
Definition of Operant Reinforcement
Positive Reinforcement
Negative Reinforcement
Types of Potential Reinforcers
Selecting Potential Reinforcers
Factors Influencing the Effectiveness of Reinforcement
Guidelines for Using Reinforcement
Summary.12. Schedules of Reinforcement
Use of Continuous and Intermittent Reinforcement
Basic Intermittent Schedules of Reinforcement
Ratio Schedules
Interval Schedules
Complex Schedules of Reinforcement
Adjunctive Behavior
Summary
Stimulus Control
Stimulus Control
Antecedent Stimuli
Stimulus Generalization
Development of Stimulus Control with Differential Reinforcement
Concept Formation
Factors Affecting the Development of Stimulus Control
Response and Stimulus Prompts
Transfer of Stimulus Control
Discriminative and Motivational Functions of Stimuli
Summary
Developing New Behavior
Behavioral ShapingDefinition and Illustration of Behavior Shaping
Behavioral Shaping Across and Within Different Response Topographies
Increasing the Efficiency of Behavioral Shaping
Guidelines for Selecting and Implementing Behavioral Shaping
Summary
Behavioral Chai

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