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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.
Table of Contents
|Basic behavioral contingencies|
|The reinforcer (positive reinforcer)||p. 1|
|Reinforcement (positive reinforcement)||p. 13|
|Escape (negative reinforcement)||p. 32|
|Punishment (positive punishment)||p. 57|
|Penalty (negative punishment)||p. 82|
|Extinction (following reinforcement) and recovery (following punishment)||p. 102|
|Differential reinforcement and differential punishment||p. 124|
|Unlearned reinforcers and aversive stimuli||p. 159|
|Special motivating operations||p. 169|
|Learned reinforcers and learned aversive stimuli||p. 178|
|Complex stimulus control||p. 221|
|Complex behavioral contingencies|
|Punishment by prevention (differential reinforcement of other behavior - DRO)||p. 269|
|Ratio schedules||p. 276|
|Time-dependent interval schedules||p. 286|
|Concurrent contingencies||p. 300|
|Behavioral chains and differential reinforcement of low rate||p. 321|
|Respondent conditioning||p. 341|
|Complex human behavior|
|Rule-governed behavior : concepts||p. 361|
|Rule-governed behavior : applications||p. 377|
|Rule-governed behavior : theory||p. 393|
|Pay for performance||p. 411|
|Sexuality (now on DickMalott.com)||p. 422|
|Moral and legal control (now on DickMalott.com)||p. 423|
|Stability across time and space|
|Research methods||p. 445|
|Jobs and grad school|
|Jobs and grad school (now on DickMalott.com)||p. 465|
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