Since the first edition of Principles of Behavior, the authors have sought to address the unique needs of students. This title has been written so that students of all levels will benefit from a solid introduction to the principles of behavior. The authors have laid the groundwork for behavior analysis through an exploration of experimental, applied, and theoretical concepts. Case studies and everyday examples help readers apply principles of behavior to real life.
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This book also is integrated with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board task list and serves as an excellent introduction to many of the BACB tasks.
Table of Contents
Basic Behavioral Contingencies
Chapter 1: The Reinforcer (Positive Reinforcer)
Chapter 2: Reinforcement (Positive Reinforcement)
Chapter 3: Escape (Negative Reinforcement)
Chapter 4: Punishment (Positive Punishment)
Chapter 5: Penalty (Negative Punishment)
Chapter 6: Extinction (Following Reinforcement) and Recovery (Following Punishment)
Chapter 7: Differential Reinforcement and Differential Punishment
Chapter 8: Shaping
Chapter 9: Unlearned Reinforcers, Unlearned Aversive Stimuli, (Unconditioned Reinforcers, Unconditioned Punishers) and the Motivating Operation
Chapter 10: Special Motivating Operations
Chapter 11: Learned Reinforcers and Learned Aversive Stimuli (Conditioned Reinforcers and Conditioned Punishers)
Chapter 12: Discrimination
Chapter 13: Complex Stimulus Control
Chapter 14: Imitation
Complex Behavioral Contingencies
Chapter 15: Avoidance
Chapter 16: Punishment by Prevention (Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior-- DRO)
Chapter 17: Ratio Schedules
Chapter 18: Interval Schedules
Chapter 19: Concurrent Contingencies
Chapter 20: Behavioral Chains and Differential Reinforcement of Low Rate
Chapter 22: Rule-Governed Behavior: Concepts
Chapter 23: Rule-Governed Behavior: Applications
Chapter 24: Rule-Governed Behavior: Theory
Chapter 25: Pay for Performance
Chapter 26A: Sexuality (now on DickMalott.com)
Chapter 26B: Moral and Legal Control (now on DickMalott.com)
Behavioral Stability Across Time and Space
Chapter 27: Maintenance
Chapter 28: Transfer
Chapter 29: Research Methods
Jobs and Grad School
Chapter 30: Jobs and Grad School (now on DickMalott.com)
Richard Malott, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Psychology at Western Michigan University and a member of the behavior analysis faculty. His research focuses on autism and organizational behavior management. Malott has presented in thirteen countries and has received two Fulbright Senior Scholar Awards. He also received the Award for Public Service in Behavior Analysis from The Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Analysis and the distinguished teaching award from WMU. In addition, he is a past president of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International.
Joseph Shane, Ph.D., is an early intervention specialist and autism consultant living in West Virginia. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as his doctorate, from Western Michigan University. His research interests center around verbal behavior and early intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders. He has worked with children with autism for over a decade, and has been fortunate to be able to help train and conduct research with numerous graduate students at Western Michigan University since becoming a BCBA in 2010.
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