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Running head: WHAT IS ABA? What is ABA? Hannah Eck Capella University
What is ABA? 1 Introduction The seven dimensions, known as generality, effective, technological, applied, conceptually systematic, analytic and behavioral, are the foundations of the science of applied behavior analysis. Although they were first introduced by Baer, Wolf, and Risley about fifty-two years agom they are still “remain functional; they still connote the current dimensions of the work usually called applied behavior analysis” (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2019). The dimensions are the application mechanisms that are used in order to modify problem behaviors to make them socially acceptable (Baer, Wolf & Risley, 1968). In order for a research experiment to be behavior analytic and applied, all seven of the dimensions must be present. Behavior Analytical Article The behavior analytical article is the Krentz, Miltenberger, and Valbuena (2016) article about using token reinforcement to increase walking for adults with intellectual disabilities. This article is identified as behavior analytic because all seven of the dimensions are present within it. The generality dimension is defined as a behavior change that lasts over time and appears in environments other than the one that the intervention had taken place (Cooper et al., 2019). This article shows generality because the increase of walking is lasting over time and can be assumed to appear within other environments than the day training center the adults are attending. The effective

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