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Applied Behavior Analysis, Global Edition, 3rd Edition, 9781292324630

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  • John O. Cooper 
  • Timothy E. Heron
  • William L. Heward  
  • 9781292324630

Appropriate for all upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods.

This text provides an accurate, comprehensive, and contemporary description of applied behavior analysis in order to help students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills.

Applied Behavior Analysis provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, offering a complete description of the principles and procedures for changing and analyzing socially important behavior. The 3rd Edition features coverage of advances in all three interrelated domains of the sciences of behavior–theoretical, basic research, and applied research. It also includes updated and new content on topics such as negative reinforcement (Ch. 12), motivation (Ch. 16), verbal behavior (Ch. 18), functional behavioral assessment (Ch. 25), and ethics (Ch. 29).

Table of Contents

PART 1: INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONCEPTS

1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis

2. Basic Concepts and Principles

PART 2: SELECTING, DEFINING, AND MEASURING BEHAVIOR

3. Selecting and Defining Target Behaviors

4. Measuring Behavior

5. Improving and Assessing the Quality of Behavioral Measurement

PART 3: EVALUATING AND ANALYZING BEHAVIOR CHANGE

6. Constructing and Interpreting Graphic Displays of Behavioral Data

7. Analyzing Behavior Change: Basic Assumptions and Strategies

8. Reversal and Multielement Designs

9.  Multiple Baseline and Changing Criterion Designs

10. Planning and Evaluating Applied Behavior Analysis Research

PART 4: REINFORCEMENT

11. Positive Reinforcement

12. Negative Reinforcement

13. Schedules of Reinforcement

PART 5: PUNISHMENT

14. Positive Punishment

15. Negative Punishment

PART 6: ANTECEDENT VARIABLES

16. Motivating Operations

17.  Stimulus Control

PART 7: VERBAL BEHAVIOR

18. Verbal Behavior

PART 8: DEVELOPING NEW BEHAVIOR

19. Imitation, Modeling, and Observational Learning

20. Shaping

21. Chaining

PART 9: DECREASING BEHAVIOR WITH NONPUNISHMENT PROCEDURES

22. Extinction

23. Differential Reinforcement

24. Antecedent Interventions

PART 10: FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT

25.Functional Behavior Assessment

PART 11: SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

26. Token Economy, Group Contingencies, and Contingency Contracting

27. Self-Management

PART 12: PROMOTING GENERALIZED BEHAVIOR CHANGE

28. Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior Change

PART 13: ETHICS

29. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities of Applied Behavior Analysts


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