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This paper explores two published articles, Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and The Relationship Between Intentional Self- Injurious Behavior and the Loudness Dependence of Auditory Evoked Potential in Research Volunteers, and reports which article uses the seven dimension of applied behavior analysis and which article does not. This paper aims to distingue between a behaviorally analytic article and an article that does not follow the criterion of analytic research. The seven dimensions of applied behavior analysis include applied, behavioral, analytical, technological, conceptually systematic, effective, and generalization of the outcome of intervention (Baer , Wolf, & Risley, 1968) . These dimensions were proposed by Baer, Wolf, and Risley and continue to be the primary criteria for judging the value of applied behavior analysis today. While some studies may contain some dimensions of applied behavior, for a study to be considered behaviorally analytic it must contain all of the seven dimensions. In conclusion, this paper has discussed in detail the significant differences between the articles Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities and The Relationship Between Intentional Self-Injurious Behavior and the Loudness Dependence of Auditory Evoked Potential in Research Volunteers. This paper has explained the seven dimensions of applied behavior analysis that include applied, behavioral, analytical, technological, conceptually systematic, effective, and generalization of the outcome of intervention (Baer , Wolf, & Risley, 1968) . It was discussed the presence of all seven dimensions were found in the article Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, which proved that this article was in fact behaviorally analytic. This paper also discussed how many of the seven dimensions were not present in the article The Relationship Between Intentional Self-Injurious Behavior and the Loudness Dependence of Auditory Evoked Potential in Research Volunteers. Since many of the dimensions were not present that would conclude that this article is not behaviorally analytic. Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968) proposed seven dimension as primary criteria for judging the value of applied behavior analysis. These dimensions include applied, behavioral, analytical, technological, conceptually systematic, effective, and generalization of the outcome of intervention (Baer , Wolf, & Risley, 1968) . These dimensions provide the framework that enables the credibility of applied behavior analysis as a science. It serves in the true purpose of applied behavior analysis which is devoted to understanding and improving human behavior (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007, p.16 ).

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