each section of
the study is written in details that allow for replication. In this study, the researchers described
the time of day, the type of design (ABAB), what baseline looked like, what the preference
assessment entailed, they described each phase of the reinforcement, what the reinforcement
looked like, and exactly what was said during the study. The procedures of the study are
described in detail to allow other to try and produce that same results.
The Relationship Between Intentional Self-Injurious Behavior and the
Loudness Dependence of Auditory Evoked Potential in Research Volunteers
is not a behavior
analytic article. This article does not present the seven dimension of ABA which are determining
factors of a behaviorally analytic article. This article is based on a mentalistic perspective, it is
using thoughts, feeling and ideas as the targeted behavior in the study. The questionnaire used
self-report methods of intentional self-injurious behaviors, they asked questions such as “How
you ever thought about attempting to kill yourself
(Marsic, Berman, Barry & McCloskey,
)?” this question does not lead to measurable or observable behaviors.
In this article conceptually systematic, which is the dimension of ABA that focuses on
changes of behavior that are derived from basic principle of behavior (
Cooper, Heron, &
Heward, 2007, p. 36)
, is not present. This study has not used any form of behavioral intervention
to improve socially significant behaviors. For this article to be considered behaviorally analytic,
a basic principle such as reinforcement would need to be used to impact the targeted behavior.
This article explores the relationship between LDAEP and a history of self-injurious behaviors in
a nonclinical population
(Marsic, Berman, Barry & McCloskey, 2015).