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Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Winter

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lity t a ing yst tes thethe ter CHAPTER2to define theis not usedincludes active verbs hen two people independently observe the sameambiguousvagueWbehavior is occurringLabelBehavioral Definitionefining the target behavior etermining the logistics of recording Interobserver agreement IOAInterobserver Reliabiseeing the definition different people can observesame behavior and agree that the behavior is occurrbehaviorCharacteristic of a good behavioral definitionafdescribing specific behaviors the person exhibits objective and unambiguousBehavioral definition does not make inferences aboupersons intentions A DDChoosing a recording method Choosing a recording instrument Target behavior observed and recorded by the personother than the one exhibiting the target behavior May be professional psychologists or behavior analIdentify what the person says or does that constituMust be proximity to the client or video behavioral excess or deficit targeted for change efining the Target Behavior The Logistics of RecordingD The ObserverSpecific Steps to develop a behavior recording plan iest ores to viorMeasurement of the target behavior in oes not occur when the target behavior occurs but erson observes and records the target behavior as iobtain info on the target behaviorMeasure behavior before treatment provides info on which treatment is necessary Allows to choose best treatment Measure behavior before and after to determine if behavior changed after treatment was implemented Involves interviews questionnaires and rating scalDrelies on an individuals recall of the target behaInformation on the target depends on peoples memoroccurs Observer must be in close proximity to the person exhibiting the target behavior Observer must register the occurrence of the behaviPwhen observed More accurate than indirect assessment Observer is specifically trained to observeOBSERVING AND RECORDING BEHAVIOR Behavioral Assessment Two Types of Behavioral Assessment1 Indirect Assessment behavior modificationImportance of Behavioral Assessment 2 Direct Assessment
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