When social or nonsocial events precede operant
behavior and affect its occurrence, they are called
A controlling stimulus (S) is said to alter the probability
of an operant, in the sense that the response is more (
Chapter 1: A Science of Behavior
Why just a behavior analytic view?
There is more scientific data supporting behavioral psychology compared to other views.
With an education in BA, you can get a job as soon as you graduate using Applied
Chapter 2: The Experimental Analysis of Behavior
What is functional analysis of behavior?
The experiential analysis of behavior (EAB) relies on a method of analyzing behavior-
environment relations. This method is known as functional analysis.
Shows a cau
Unconditioned stimulus (US): Stimulus that produces the unconditioned response without
previous pairing without previous pairing with another stimulus.
Unconditioned Response (UR): An unlearned, involuntary response that is elicited by the
Chapter 3 Terms
Respondent conditioning in which the
CS follows rather than precedes the
US. This procedure can be effective
with aversive stimuli but is otherwise
Exam 2: Chapters 4 7 REVIEW
What is the basic measure of operant analysis according to Skinner?
Operant rate/rate of response which provides a measure of the probability of a
Thorndike measured latency
What is a primary reinf
Exam 1 Review
Exam Date: February 9th
I will go over these things in class on Wednesday. We will cover as many of these topics as
possible but it is your responsibility to be familiar with all of these items.
Major contributions of the following people
Exam 1 Review
What are the three levels of scientific understanding?
Description, Prediction, Control
Six attitudes of science?
Philosophical doubt: maintain a healthy level of skepticism
Empiricism: objective observation
Determinism: universe is
EAB 3002 Midterm Review
Know the difference between positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement,
positive punishment and negative punishment.
Positive Reinforcement one of the four basic contingencies of operant behavior.
Positive reinforcement is when
Chapter 13: Applied Behavior
Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied behavior analysis is a field of study that focuses on the
application of the principles, methods, and procedures of the science of
behavior to improve human perform