Behavior Analysis Overview - EAB3002

Behavior Analysis Overview - EAB3002 - Behavior as subject...

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Unformatted text preview: Behavior as subject matter Individuals, not group averages Discomfort with uncaused causes Preference for causes that can be manipulated “Because she learned it” More complex uncaused causes (e.g., “cognitive processes”) Two kinds of behavior Emitted (“voluntary”) –subject to operant conditioning Elicited (“involuntary”) – basis of Pavlovian (respondent) conditioning Only two kinds of behavior/conditioning? Too simpleminded? Compare Newton’s laws Compare Darwin’s theory (cumulative action) Operant behavior more prevalent Processes (all experience based) Reinforcement Extinction Together can yield differential reinforcement (new behavior) Intermittent reinforcement Discriminative control Establishing operations Respondent Behavior less prevalent Basis of emotions Impact on reinforcement value Basis of conditioned reinforcement Processes covered in this class have been used to successful effect in many domains Applied Behavior Analysis (e.g., autism) Behavior Therapy Drug­abuse treatment Education Business Safety Role of “language” Poorly understood Understudied What serves as reinforcement Chomsky and grammar Difficulty in doing Experiments Cumulative action (very little work so far) – basis of more complex behavior (e.g., social psych, cognitive, development) ­ Psych as one science. “À chacun son goût” One person’s meat is another’s poison Conditioned reinforcers ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2011 for the course EAB 3002 taught by Professor Yankelevitz during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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