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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

Chapter 1Behaviourwhat people do and say described with action verbs o Dimensions can be measuredFrequency counting the number of times a behaviour occursDuration time from start to finish of behaviourIntensity physical force involved in the behaviour o Because its an action its occurrence can be observed occurrence has an effect on the environment in which it occurs occurrence is systematically influenced by environmental events lawful o Once you understand the environmental events that cause a behaviour to occur you can change the events in the environment to alter behaviour o Overt behaviour action that can be observed and recorded by another person other than the person engaging in the behaviour main focus of behaviour modification o Covert behavioursprivate events not observable to others Behaviour modification field of psychology concerned with analyzing and modifying human behaviourCharacteristics of behaviour modification o Focus on behaviour behaviour modification procedures are designed to change behaviour not a personal characteristic or trait behaviour modification deemphasizes labelling behavioural excess and deficits are targets for change with behaviour modification procedures o Procedures based on behavioural principles
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