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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Summer

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Chapter 1 Intro to Behavior ModificationDefining Human BehaviorBehavioriswhatpeopledoandsayCharacteristicsthatdefinebehaviorareasfollowsoBehaviorinvolvespeoplesactionswhatyoudoandsaytheyaredescribedwithactionverbsAngryisnotapersonsbehaviorIdentifyingwhatthepersonsaysordoeswhentheyareangryisbehavioroBehaviorhasoneormoredimensionsthatcanbemeasuredYoucanmeasurethefrequencyofherbehaviordurationintensityorthephysicalforceinvolvedinthebehaviorlatencyandspeedoBehaviorscanbeobserveddescribedandrecordedbyothersorbythepersonengaginginthebehavioroBehaviorshaveanimpactontheenvironmentincludingthephysicalorsocialenvironmentTheeffectofbehaviorintheenvironmentmaynotbeobviousoBehaviorislawfulthatisitsoccurrenceissystematicallyinfluencedbyenvironmentaleventsBasicbehavioralprinciplesdescribethefunctionalrelationshipsbetweenonebehaviorandenvironmentaleventsForexampledisruptivebehaviorsisfunctionallyrelatedtothelevelofteacherattentionseefigure11oBehaviorsmaybeovertorcovertOvertbehavioranactionthatcanbeobservedandrecordedbyapersonotherthantheoneengaginginthebehaviorCovertbehaviorsalsocalledprivateeventsarenotobservabletoothersexThinkingasitcanonlybeobservedandrecordedbythepersonengaginginthebehaviorExamplesofBehaviorSamanthaisa6yearoldwithanintellectualdisabilitywhoattendsspecialeducationclassesWhentheteacherishelpingotherstudentsandnotpayingattentiontoSamanthaSamanthacriesandbangsherheadonthetableorfloorWheneverSamanthabangsherheadtheteacherstopswhatsheisdoingandpicksSamanthaupandcomfortsherShetellsSamanthatocalmdownassuresherthateverythingisallrightgivesherahugandoftenletsSamanthasitonherlapIdentifyeachofthefivecharacteristicsofSamanthasbehaviorSamanthasheadbangingisabehaviorItisanactionthatsherepeatsanumberoftimeseachdayTheteachercouldobserveandrecordthenumberofoccurrenceseachdayTheheadbangingproducesaneffectonthesocialenvironmentTheteacherprovidesattentioneachtimethebehavioroccursFinallythebehaviorislawfulitcontinuesto
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