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Elementary Principles of Behavior

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780130837066

ISBN10:
0130837067
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

B> A solid introduction to the principles of behavior using a clear, interesting, entertaining style with many case studies and everyday examples. This book 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. Bite sized research methods are covered throughout the chapters in the intermediate enrichment sections with a complete research methods chapter, Chapter 29, to refer to at any time. 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, Stimulus Generalization, Concept Training, and Stimulus Fading, 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, Research Methods. For behavior analysts, psychologists and social workers, supervisors and managers.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor v(6)
To the Memory of Donald L. Whaley xi
1 The Reinforcer
1(14)
2 Reinforcement
15(18)
3 Escape
33(23)
4 Punishment
56(24)
5 Penalty
80(20)
6 Extinction and Recovery
100(21)
7 Differential Reinforcement and Differential Punishment
121(23)
8 Shaping
144(14)
9 Unlearned Reinforcers and Aversive Conditions
158(9)
10 Special Establishing Operations
167(9)
11 Learned Reinforcers and Aversive Conditions
176(19)
12 Discrimination
195(18)
13 Complex Stimulus Control
213(18)
14 Imitation
231(13)
15 Avoidance
244(16)
16 Punishment by Prevention
260(8)
17 Ratio Schedules
268(10)
18 Time-Dependent Schedules
278(14)
19 Concurrent Contingencies
292(20)
20 Behavioral Chains and Rate Contingencies
312(22)
21 Respondent Conditioning
334(22)
22 Analogs to Reinforcement, Part I
356(17)
23 Analogs to Reinforcement, Part II
373(14)
24 A Theory of Rule-Governed Behavior
387(18)
25 Pay for Performance
405(10)
26 Moral and Legal Control
415(25)
27 Maintenance
440(7)
28 Transfer
447(14)
29 Research Methods
461(19)
30 Jobs and Grad School
480(9)
Glossary 489(5)
Author Index 494(2)
Subject Index 496


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