Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis : International Edition

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The long-awaited second edition of the classic textbook, Applied Behavior Analysis, provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, providing a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. The authors' goal in revising this best-selling text was to introduce students to ABA in as complete, technically accurate, and contemporary manner as possible. As a result, the book's scope, treatment of various principles, procedures, and issues suggest that it is intended for concentrated and serious study. Readers of the new second edition will appreciate the inclusion of: more than 1,400 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies; a glossary of more than 400 technical terms and concepts; more than 100 graphs displaying original data from peer-reviewed research, with detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented; five new chapters written by leading scholars in the field of behavior analysis; and the addition of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (R) BCBA (R) and BCABA (R) Behavior Analyst Task List, Third Edition.



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First published in 1987, Applied Behavior Analysis remains the top-choice primary text for appropriate courses at universities in the United States and abroad with leading programs in behavior analysis. This comprehensive text, best-suited for all upper-level 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 213 x 282 x 41mm | 1,716g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131293273
  • 9780131293274
  • 296,489

Table of contents

PART I. INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONCEPTS



Chapter 1 Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis

Chapter 2 Basic Concepts



PART II. SELECTING, DEFINING, AND MEASURING BEHAVIOR



Chapter 3 Selecting and Defining Target Behaviors

Chapter 4 Measuring Behavior

Chapter 5 Improving and Assessing the Quality of Behavioral Measurement



PART III. EVALUATING AND ANALYZING BEHAVIOR CHANGE



Chapter 6 Constructing and Interpreting Graphic Displays

Chapter 7 Analyzing Behavior Change: Basic Assumptions and Strategies

Chapter 8 Analytic Tactics Using Withdrawal, Reversal, and Multi-Element Treatment Conditions

Chapter 9 Analytic Tactics Using Multiple Baselines and Changing Criteria

Chapter 10 Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Research in Applied Behavior Analysis



PART IV. REINFORCEMENT



Chapter 11 Positive Reinforcement

Chapter 12 Negative Reinforcement - Brian A. Iwata and Richard G. Smith

Chapter 13 Schedules of Reinforcement



PART V. PUNISHMENT

Chapter 14 Punishment by Presentation of a Stimulus

Chapter 15 Punishment by Removal of a Stimulus






PART VI. ANTECEDENT VARIABLES



Chapter 16 Motivating Operations - Jack L. Michael

Chapter 17 Stimulus Control



PART VII. DEVELOPING NEW BEHAVIOR



Chapter 18 Imitation

Chapter 19 Shaping

Chapter 20 Chaining



PART VIII. DECREASING BEHAVIOR WITH Nonpunishment procedures



Chapter 21 Extinction

Chapter 22 Differential Reinforcement

Chapter 23 Antecedent Interventions



PART IX. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS



Chapter 24 Functional Behavior Assessment - Nancy A. Neef and Stephanie M. Peterson



PART X. VERBAL BEHAVIOR



Chapter 25 Verbal Behavior - Mark Sundberg



PART XI. SPECIAL APPLICATIONS



Chapter 26 Contingency Contracting, Token Economy, and Group Contingencies

Chapter 27 Self-Management



PART XII. PROMOTING GENERALIZED BEHAVIOR CHANGE



Chapter 28 Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior Change



PART XIII. ETHICS



Chapter 29 Ethical Considerations for Applied Behavior Analysts - Jose A. Martinez-Diaz, Thomas Freeman, and Matthew Normand
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