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Chapter 11

Chapter 11

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 11 Chaining Behavioral chain a complex behavior consisting of many component behaviors that occur together in a sequence Analyzing Stimulus-Response Chains Each behavioral chain consists of a number of individual stimulus- response components that occur together in a sequence For this reason, a behavioral chain is often called a stimulus- response chain Each behavior or response in the chain produces a stimulus change D that acts as an S for the next response in the chain A behavioral chain continues only if the last response in the chain results in a reinforcing consequence (ex. Pg.228) Each subsequent response in the chain occurs because the previous response created the S that has stimulus control over that response Make the outcome of the chain more reinforcing by means of an establishing operation Task Analysis Def the process of analyzing a behavioral chain by breaking it down into its individual stimulus-response components First step is to identify all the behaviors that are necessary to perform the task and write then down in order Next, identify the S associated with each behavior in the task Task analysis can be conducted in various ways: (1) Observe a person engage in the task and record each of the stimulus-response components (2) Ask a person who performs the task well (an expert) to explain all the components in the task (3) Perform the task yourself and record the sequence of responses in the task the best option May have to revise initial task analysis (break down some behaviors or combine two or more behaviors) The only way to determine whether you have the correct number of steps is to determine how well the task analysis works for a particular learner Once the task analysis of a complex skill has been developed, the next step is to choose a strategy for teaching the skill www.notesolution.com
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