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Chapter 2

Chapter 2

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

PSYB45H3 Y Chapter 2pg.21 Behavioral assessment - measurement of the target behavior(s) in behavior modification behavior assessment is important because o It provides info on if treatment is necessary o Can help choose the best treatment o Measurement before and after treatment allows you to determine whether the behavior changed after the treatment was implemented 2 types of behavior assessment: 1. Indirect involves using interviews, questionnaires, and rating scales to obtain info on target behavior from the person exhibiting the behaviorfrom others 2. Direct a person observes + records target behavior as it occurs Steps needed to develop a behavior-recording plan: 1. Defining the target behavior you must identify what the person saysdoes that constitutes the behavioral XSdeficit targeted for change Interobserver reliability (IOR): 2 people independently observe the same behavior and both record that the behavior occurred 2. Determining the logistics of recording Self-monitoring: when client observes + recordes their own behavior Observation period: the specific period where the observer records the target behavior Natural setting: consists of places in which target behavior typically occurs. Opposite: contrived setting Structured: observer arranges for specific eventsactivities to occur during observation period Unstructured: no specific eventsactivitiesinstructions are given during observation period 3. Choosing a recording method Continuous: records every instance of behavior occurring during observation period
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