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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

CHAPTER 1INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATIONDefining human behaviour behaviour is what people do and say Described w action words behaviours have one or more dimensions that can be measuredyou can measure the frequency of the behaviour measure duration measure intensitythese are all physical dimensions of a behaviour behaviours can be observed described and recorded by others or by the person engaging in the behaviour behaviours have an impact on the environment other people and also yourself behaviour is lawful and systematically influenced by environmental events once you understand the environmental events that cause behaviours to occur you can change the events in the environment to alter behaviourOvert behaviour action that can be observed and recorded by a person other than the one engaging in the behaviour Covert behaviour not observable to others private events Eg thinkingCharacteristics of behaviour modification focus on behaviourdesigned to change behaviour not a personal characteristic or traittarget behaviourbehaviour to be modified behavioural excessundesirable target behaviour the person wants to decrease in frequency duration or intensity behaviour deficitdesirable target behaviour the person wants to increase in frequency duration or intensity experimental analysis of behaviourscientific study of behaviour applied behaviour analysi
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