Behavior Analysis and Learning / Edition 2

Behavior Analysis and Learning / Edition 2

by W. David Pierce, W. Frank Epling
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130807435

ISBN-13: 9780130807434

Pub. Date: 07/09/1998

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This introduction focuses on basic research findings and illustrates behavior principles with everyday human examples. The Second Edition has retained the positive features of the first edition, while adding new aspects as suggested by reviewers, instructors and students. It now contains a more thorough treatment of the principles and processes of

Overview

This introduction focuses on basic research findings and illustrates behavior principles with everyday human examples. The Second Edition has retained the positive features of the first edition, while adding new aspects as suggested by reviewers, instructors and students. It now contains a more thorough treatment of the principles and processes of respondent conditioning, dividing its coverage into two chapters—one devoted to reflexes and simple conditioning and the other focused on compound conditioning and complex respondent processes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130807434
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
07/09/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
444
Product dimensions:
7.17(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Science of Behavior: Perspective, History, and Assumptions.
2. The Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
3. Reflexive Behavior and Respondent Conditioning.
4. Complexities of Respondent Conditioning.
5. Reinforcement and Extinction of Operant Behavior.
6. Operant-Respondent Interrelationships and the Biological Context of Conditioning.
7. Schedules of Reinforcement.
8. Stimulus Control.
9. Aversive Regulation of Behavior.
10. Choice and Preference.
11. Conditioned Reinforcement.
12. Verbal Behavior.
13. Applied Behavior Analysis.
14. Three Levels of Selection: Biology, Behavior, and Culture.
Glossary.
References.
Index.

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