PSY 320 The Psychology of Learning and Behavior
Mace, F.C. & Belfiore. (1990). Behavioral momentum in the treatment of escapemotivated
stereotypy. Journal of Applied Behavior Anaylsis,23, 507-514.
Doris 38 years old with severe mental retardation
1. This is the highest level of scientific understanding.
a. Experimental control
2. An experiment has a high degree of _ _ when it shows
convincingly that changes in behavior are a function of the independent variable and not
the result of unkn
Jeopardy Questions Chapter 5
To be most useful for science, measurement must be what three things?
Measurement has _ when it yields data that are directly relevant to
phenomenon measured and to the reason(s) for measuring it.
What is discontinuous
Leitenberg, H., Agras, W., Barlow, D. H., & Oliveau, D. C. (1969). Contribution of
selective positive reinforcement and therapeutic instructions to systematic desensitization
therapy. Journal Of Abnormal Psychology, 74(1), 113-118. doi:10.1037/h0027063
This is a specific behavior selected for change.
These are the two types of target behavior.
What is a topography-based definition?
A good behavior definition should be these three things
What is a function-based definition?
This response is defined by t
Chapter 15 Outline
George A. Kelly
Personal Construct Theory
Born 1905, not far from Perth, Kansas. Died 1967, Waltham, Massachusetts.
Graduated from the University of Iowa with a doctor in philosophy degree.
Kelly emphasized the fact that persons anticip
This study investigated the effectiveness of the high-probability command sequence for
reducing disruptive stereotypic behavior that was previously maintained by escape from
The term behavioral momentum to describe the persistence of
Chapter 18 Outline
Edward O. Wilson
Evolutionary psychology or human sociobiology is an approach to understanding
behavior that views human behaviors in terms of their presumed origins in the
Born 1929, Birmin