Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles and Procedures in Behavior Modification / Edition 1

Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles and Procedures in Behavior Modification / Edition 1

by Edward P. Sarafino
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Applied Behavior Analysis: Principles and Procedures in Behavior Modification / Edition 1

Sarafino's goal in Principles and Procedures for ModifyingBehavior is to create a clear and engaging instrument thatdescribes ways to analyze one's own specific behaviors in terms ofthe factors that lead to and maintain them and ways to manage thosefactors to improve the behaviors. The text is based on research,theory, and experiences to explain and provide examples of theconcepts and methods of self-management in a comprehensive text. Itfocuses on topics in applied behavior analysis, behaviormodification, behavior therapy, and psychology of learning.

Two general topics shaped this text: making the book relative toa variety of fields by describing applications in psychology,education, counseling, nursing, and physical therapy and differentacademic levels and preparation. Several important objectivesguided the content and organization of the text which is designedto cover a large majority of tasks or concepts that the BehaviorAnalyst Certification Board ( has identified as thefield's essential content and should be mastered by all behavioranalysts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470571521
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 355,802
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Edward P. Sarafino is a professor of psychology and is on the board of trustees for The College of New Jersey. He received his BA from Chico State University and his doctorate from the University of Colorado.

Table of Contents

PART I Introducing Applied Behavior Analysis.

Chapter 1 What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

Chapter 2 Identifying and Assessing Target Behaviors.

Chapter 3 Using Data and Research Methods in BehaviorAnalysis.

Chapter 4 Some Areas of Effective Application.

PART II Basic Operant Principles.

Chapter 5 Reinforcement: Positive and Negative.

Chapter 6 Extinction.

Chapter 7 Punishment.

Chapter 8 Antecedents: Stimulus Control.

Chapter 9 Motivation.

PART III Methods to Establish New Operant Behaviors.

Chapter 10 Shaping.

Chapter 11 Shortcut Stimulus Control Methods.

Chapter 12 Chaining Behaviors.

PART IV Methods for Modifying Operant Behaviors.

Chapter 13 Functional Assessment and Program Design.

Chapter 14 Managing Antecedents.

Chapter 15 Using Basic Reinforcement Procedures toIncrease a Behavior.

Chapter 16 Using Advanced Reinforcement Procedures toIncrease a Behavior.

Chapter 17 Using Extinction, Differential Reinforcement,and Habit Reversal to Decrease a Behavior.

Chapter 18 Using Time-Out and Response-Cost Punishment toDecrease a Behavior.

Chapter 19 Using Positive Punishment to Decrease aBehavior.

Chapter 20 Maximizing and Maintaining Operant BehaviorChanges.

PART V Respondent Behaviors and Ways to Change Them.

Chapter 21 Respondent Conditioning.

Chapter 22 Changing Respondent Behaviors.

PART VI Specialized Topics in Behavior Analysis.

Chapter 23 Biofeedback.

Chapter 24 Behavioral Contracts and Self-Management.

Chapter 25 Token Economies.

Chapter 26 Rule-Governed and Verbal Behavior.

PART VII Current Concerns and Future Issues.

Chapter 27 Dilemmas and Ethics.

Chapter 28 Future Challenges for the Field and You.



Author Index.

Subject Index.

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