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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 (www.bacb.com) 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|
|Methods for Modifying Operant Behaviors|
|Functional Assessment and Program Design|
|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|
|Changing Respondent Behaviors|
|Specialized Topics in Behavior Analysis|
|Behavioral Contracts and Self-Management|
|Rule-Governed and Verbal Behavior|
|Current Concerns and Future Issues|
|Dilemmas and Ethics|
|Future Challenges for the Field and You|
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