PSYB45H3 Chapter 1: Chapter 1

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Action that can be observed or recorded by a person other than the one engaging in the behavior covert behavior (private events. ) not observable by others; can only be reported by the person performing the behavior. Characteristics of behavior modification focuses on the behavior: focuses on the actions (rocking back and forth) not the label (schizophrenia, target behavior. The behavior to be modified behavioral excess. Undesirable target behavior that person wants to decrease in frequency, duration or intensity behavioral deficit. Desirable target behavior that person wants to increase in frequency, www. notesolution. com duration or intensity procedures used are based on behavioral principals: experimental analysis of behavior (behavior analysis) Is the scientific study of behavior: applied behavior analysis. The scientific study of human behavior emphasizes current environmental events: controlling variables. Historical roots of behavior modification: major figures, ivan pavlov through experimentation he introduced conditioned reflex respondent conditioning (classical conditioning, edward thorndike law of effect.

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