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Chapter 1

Chapter 1 - Introduction to Behaviour Modification

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Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 1Introduction to Behaviour Modification behaviour modification focuses on behaviour and behaviour change Defining Human Behaviour human behaviour is the subject matter of behaviour modificationbehaviour is whatpeople do or say Characteristics of Behaviour 1 Behaviour is what People Do or SayBehaviour is not a static characteristic If you say that a person is angryyou have not identified the persons behaviour 2 Behaviours have one or more dimensionsYou can measure the frequency duration intensity and the latency of the behaviour3 Behaviours can be observed described and recordedBecause its an action it can be observed and detected 4 Behaviours have an impact on the environmentSometimes the effect is obvious sometimes is not obviousAll human behaviour operates on the physical or social environment in some way regardless of whether we are aware of its impact 5 Behaviour is lawfulIts occurrence is systematically influenced by environmental eventsBasic behavioural principles describe the functional relationships between our behaviour and environmental events6 Behaviours may be overt and covertOvert behaviour is an action that can be observed and recorded by a person other than the one engaging in the behaviour
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