Principles of Behavior

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-06-14
  • Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
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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 punishmentp. 124
Shapingp. 144
Unlearned reinforcers and aversive stimulip. 159
Special motivating operationsp. 169
Learned reinforcers and learned aversive stimulip. 178
Stimulus control
Discriminationp. 201
Complex stimulus controlp. 221
Imitationp. 241
Complex behavioral contingencies
Avoidancep. 254
Punishment by prevention (differential reinforcement of other behavior - DRO)p. 269
Ratio schedulesp. 276
Time-dependent interval schedulesp. 286
Concurrent contingenciesp. 300
Behavioral chains and differential reinforcement of low ratep. 321
Respondent conditioning
Respondent conditioningp. 341
Complex human behavior
Rule-governed behavior : conceptsp. 361
Rule-governed behavior : applicationsp. 377
Rule-governed behavior : theoryp. 393
Pay for performancep. 411
Sexuality (now on DickMalott.com)p. 422
Moral and legal control (now on DickMalott.com)p. 423
Stability across time and space
Maintenancep. 424
Transferp. 431
Research methods
Research methodsp. 445
Jobs and grad school
Jobs and grad school (now on DickMalott.com)p. 465
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