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Psych 341-Applied Behavior Analysis

Psych 341-Applied Behavior Analysis - Caitlin Dekker Psych...

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Caitlin Dekker Psych 341 Sec 1 Applied Behavioral Analysis Ringdahl What are the basic principles of ABA as outlined by Baer et al. (pg 16, italicized)? - Applied means that it is beneficial to humans and society rather than theory. Behavioral means it studies what people do rather than what they say. Analytic means that the experimenter can exercise control over the behavior and to ensure reliability, ABA is technological or the techniques involved in the behavioral application are completely identified and described. Conceptually systematic means the ABA is relevant to principle and effective means that behavioral techniques should produce large enough effects to be of practical value. Lastly, the change should have generality or durable over time and settings. How do these relate to Skinner’s ideas? - These relate to Skinner’s ideas of positive reinforcement to gain a desired behavior change. It focuses on what the individual actually does and is analytic in that the psychologist exercise control over the behavior. Skinner is relevant to the principles of learning theory and operant conditioning and is effective in producing large enough effects. Also, this behavioral change has
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