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Applied Behavior Analysis : Principles and Procedures in Behavior Modification,9780470571521
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Applied Behavior Analysis : Principles and Procedures in Behavior Modification



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Sarafinos goal in Principles and Procedures for Modifying Behavior is to create a clear and engaging instrument that describes ways to analyze ones own specific behaviors in terms of the factors that lead to and maintain them and ways to manage those factors to improve the behaviors. The text is based on research, theory, and experiences to explain and provide examples of the concepts and methods of self-management in a comprehensive text. It focuses on topics in applied behavior analysis, behavior modification, behavior therapy, and psychology of learning. Two general topics shaped this text: making the book relative to a variety of fields by describing applications in psychology, education, counseling, nursing, and physical therapy and different academic levels and preparation. Several important objectives guided the content and organization of the text which is designed to cover a large majority of tasks or concepts that the Behavior Analyst Certification Board ( has identified as the fields essential content and should be mastered by all behavior analysts.

Table of Contents

Introducing Applied Behavior Analysis
What is Applied Behavior Analysis?
Identifying and Assessing Target Behaviors
Using Data and Research Methods in Behavior Analysis
Some Areas of Effective Application
Basic Operant Principles
Reinforcement: Positive and Negative
Antecedents: Stimulus Control
Methods to Establish New Operant Behaviors
Shortcut Stimulus Control Methods
Chaining Behaviors
Methods for Modifying Operant Behaviors
Functional Assessment and Program Design
Managing Antecedents
Using Basic Reinforcement Procedures to Increase a Behavior
Using Advanced Reinforcement Procedures to Increase a Behavior
Using Extinction, Differential Reinforcement, and Habit Reversal to Decrease a Behavior
Using Time-Out and Response-Cost Punishment to Decrease a Behavior
Using Positive Punishment to Decrease a Behavior
Maximizing and Maintaining Operant Behavior Changes
Respondent Behaviors and Ways to Change Them
Respondent Conditioning
Changing Respondent Behaviors
Specialized Topics in Behavior Analysis
Behavioral Contracts and Self-Management
Token Economies
Rule-Governed and Verbal Behavior
Current Concerns and Future Issues
Dilemmas and Ethics
Future Challenges for the Field and You
Author Index
Subject Index
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