Behavior Analysis: Foundations and Applications to Psychology

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Psychology Press, 1999 - Psychology - 361 pages
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This psychology textbook offers a comprehensive examination of the basic principles of behavior analysis and their application to issues of social significance.
Behavioral scientists are interested in elucidating the fundamental principles that govern the behavior of human and non-human animals. Behavior Analysis is designed to meet the needs of senior undergraduate courses and postgraduate training in behavior analysis and its applications.
The eleven comprehensive chapters:
consider how fundamental principles of behavior can be used in an applied setting to identify behavior to be changed, to select treatments which increase of decrease behavior, and to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions; and
give examples from various disciplines, including dietetics, education, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, as well as clinical, social, health and community psychology.
In addition to covering core material essential for courses in psychology, this volume will also provide a useful account of behavioural psychology and its applied uses for students and professionals from a wide range of fields.
 

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Contents

A scientific approach to behavior
1
Operant behavior and operant conditioning
23
Extinction and intermittent reinforcement
49
Stimulus control
73
CHAPTERS Aversive contingencies
101
Concept acquisition modeling
125
Assessing behavior in applied settings
151
Singlecase experimental designs
183
Increasing Adaptive Behavior in Applied Settings
211
Decreasing maladaptive behavior in applied settings
265
Current status and future
303
References
335
Index
351
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