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Principles of Behavior

ISBN-10: 013243363X
ISBN-13: 9780132433631
Edition: 6th 2008
List price: $174.00
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Book details

List price: $174.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/14/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

This book offers a solid introduction to the principles of behavior using a clear, interesting, entertaining style with many case studies, and everyday examples. It maintains a high level of intellectual rigor, addressing fundamental concepts at the beginning of each chapter with more advanced topics left for one of the two enrichment sections within each chapter.Chapter topics cover the reinforcer, reinforcement, escape, punishment, penalty, extinction and recovery, differential reinforcement and punishment, shaping, unlearned reinforcers and aversive conditions, special establishing operations, learned reinforcers and aversive conditions, discrimination, imitation, avoidance, punishment by prevention, ratio schedules, time-dependent schedules, concurrent contingencies, stimulus-response chains and rate contingencies, respondent conditioning, analogs to reinforcement, a theory of rule-governed behavior, pay for performance, moral and legal control, maintenance, transfer, and research methods.For psychologists, clinical psychologists, and social workers who do not specialize in behavioral analysis; as well as for supervisors and managers.

Basic behavioral contingencies
The reinforcer (positive reinforcer)
Reinforcement (positive reinforcement)
Escape (negative reinforcement)
Punishment (positive punishment)
Penalty (negative punishment)
Extinction (following reinforcement) and recovery (following punishment)
Differential reinforcement and differential punishment
Shaping
Motivation
Unlearned reinforcers and aversive stimuli
Special motivating operations
Learned reinforcers and learned aversive stimuli
Stimulus control
Discrimination
Complex stimulus control
Imitation
Complex behavioral contingencies
Avoidance
Punishment by prevention (differential reinforcement of other behavior - DRO)
Ratio schedules
Time-dependent interval schedules
Concurrent contingencies
Behavioral chains and differential reinforcement of low rate
Respondent conditioning
Respondent conditioning
Complex human behavior
Rule-governed behavior : concepts
Rule-governed behavior : applications
Rule-governed behavior : theory
Pay for performance
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Stability across time and space
Maintenance
Transfer
Research methods
Research methods
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