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Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 2 Observing and Recording BehaviorA fundamental aspect of behavior mod is measuring behavior is targeted for change Behavioral assessment measurement of target behaviorBehavior modification is important for number of reasonsoMeasuring behavior before treatment provides info that can help you determine whether treatment is necessaryoBehavioral assessment info helps you choose best treatmentoMeasuring target behavior before and after treatment allows you to determine whether the behavior changed after treatment was implemented Direct and Indirect AssessmentTwo types of behavioral assessmentoIndirect assessment involves using interviews questionnaires and rating scales to obtain info on target behavior from person exhibiting behavior or from others Relies on an individuals recall of target behaviouroDirect assessment person observes and records target behavior as it occursTo observe target behavior observer must be in close proximity to person exhibiting behavior so that target behavior can be seenObserver must have precise definition of target behavior so that its occurrence can be distinguished from occurrences of other behaviors To record target behavior observer must register occurrence of behavior when its observed Direct assessment more accurate than indirect In indirect assessment info on target behavior depends on peoples memories People providing info may not have been trained to observe target behavior and may not have noticed all occurrences of behaviourIndirect assessment may be based on incomplete info about target behavior therefore most research and application in behavior mod relies on direct assessment Steps needed to develop behavior recording plan 1 Defining target behavior2 Determining logistics of recording 3 Choosing recording method
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