Applied Behavior Analysis
"Applied Behavior Analysis" provides a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. This comprehensive text, appropriate for courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals.
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PART ONE Environment
Defining Characteristics of Applied Behavior The Complexity of Human Behavior
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