Narrow down the results
Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 by Andy Lattal, PhD
Dangerous behavior simply can’t be ignored. The person engaging in it is going to either hurt herself or someone else if it continues. Saying that is easy, knowing what to do about it is a rabbit hole. At what point does the behavior become more than “disruptive” and cross the “dangerous” threshold?
Discusses the meaning of the term analysis both generally and within behavior analysis.
In this course, Dr. Hanley invites you to join him on the journey of attaining lasting freedom from tantrums, aggression, or self-injurious behavior without drugs or harsh punishment but with candies, stickers, and/or tokens. It is important to understand why the problem behavior occurs in the first place and then incorporate that understanding into the teaching of transferable communication toleration skills.
Friday, 31 May 2019 by Guest Blogger
Shame is a complex experience with powerful and often deeply uncomfortable emotional effects. It is a relational event, arising from a person’s concern about public judgment or disapproval of behaviors that violate that person’s, or his/her culture’s, value system. This concern of public scrutiny can, and often does, lead to socially beneficial outcomes.
It Is Not All about Reinforcement, or Is It? Discriminating between Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli
Reinforcement and its law was a major contributor to the advances made by behavior analysis. However, there is so much more that should be learned regarding contingencies. A better understanding of environmental factors of behavior has aided analysts in analyzing behavior as well as creating treatments for their clients. Antecedent events are just as important as consequences because they directly relate.
Behavior analysis? OBM? These are questions you or incoming students of OBM may have. In this course, Dr. Wine gives an overview of behavior analysis, what it is, some of the terminology used, how behavior is measured, and how to increase and decrease certain behaviors. These concepts can be applied to any environment, including organizations, to improve performance.
In this course, Dr. Eb Blakely and Dr. Hank Schlinger describe function-altering operations and detail how function-altering interpretations can be used to explain the effects of respondent and operant conditioning. Other examples of function-altering operations including observational learning and imprinting are then described. The presentation concludes with a discussion on the implications of taking a function-altering approach to explaining behavior in applied and conceptual contexts.
Verbal behavior is a topic that is most associated with a clinical setting. One of the main targets for clinicians, particularly for early intervention, is teaching mands (likely related to snacks or iPads), tacts, and intraverbals. However, the concepts of verbal behavior are present in everyday interactions and impact how we communicate with others.
“Building appropriate skills in combination with some of the interventions that we have discussed today are probably the best way for us to determine whether or not we are being effective in producing long-term change.”
Saturday, 6 Aug 2016 by ABA Technologies
Leaders today often focus on fighting change, whether from competition, or uncontrollable forces. But often such change is inevitable, and as Buckminster Fuller’s quote tells us, those who avoid the fight and simply do things better often come out on top. To adapt to change in this way, and work to make the old obsolete, leaders must establish a company that fosters innovative and entrepreneurial behavior.