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Zachariah Campbell

PSYB45 NotesChap 1 Introduction to Behaviour Modification The characteristics that define behaviour are as follows oBehaviour is what people do or say described using action verbs it is not a static characteristic ex angryoBehaviours have dimensions that can be measured frequency duration intensityoBehaviours can be observed described and recordedoAll human behaviour operates on the physical or social environment in some wayregardless of whether we are aware of its impact Physical flip switch light turns onSocial raise hand teacher calls on you oBehaviour is lawful its occurrence is systematically influenced by environmental events Once you understand the environmental events that cause behaviour to occur you can change the events in the environment to alter behaviour oBehaviours may be overt or covert most often BM is used to understand and change overt behaviourOvert behaviour an action that can be observed and recorded by a person other than the one engaging in the behaviour Covert behaviour primitive events are not observable to others ex thinkingBehaviour Modification concerned with analyzing and modifying behaviouroAnalyzing identifying th
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