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Applied Behavior Analysis, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron, William L. Heward

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 14, 2014

Description

The long-awaited second edition of the classic textbook, Applied Behavior Analysis, provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, providing a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. The authors' goal in revising this best-selling text was to introduce students to ABA in as complete, technically accurate, and contemporary manner as possible. As a result, the book's scope, treatment of various principles, procedures, and issues suggest that it is intended for concentrated and serious study. Readers of the new second edition will appreciate the inclusion of: more than 1,400 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies; a glossary of more than 400 technical terms and concepts; more than 100 graphs displaying original data from peer-reviewed research, with detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented; five new chapters written by leading scholars in the field of behavior analysis; and the addition of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board® BCBA® and BCABA® Behavior Analyst Task List, Third Edition.

 

A correlation guide that matches book content to the NEW 4th edition of BCABA Behavior Analyst Task List is available by clicking here 

 

First published in 1987, Applied Behavior Analysis remains the top-choice primary text for appropriate courses at universities in the United States and abroad with leading programs in behavior analysis. This comprehensive text, best-suited for all upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals.

Table of Contents

PART I.         INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONCEPTS

 

Chapter 1     Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis

Chapter 2     Basic Concepts

 

PART II.       SELECTING, DEFINING, AND MEASURING BEHAVIOR

 

Chapter 3     Selecting and Defining Target Behaviors

Chapter 4     Measuring Behavior

Chapter 5     Improving and Assessing the Quality of Behavioral Measurement

 

PART III.      EVALUATING AND ANALYZING BEHAVIOR CHANGE

 

Chapter 6     Constructing and Interpreting Graphic Displays

Chapter 7     Analyzing Behavior Change: Basic Assumptions and Strategies

Chapter 8     Analytic Tactics Using Withdrawal, Reversal, and Multi-Element Treatment Conditions

Chapter 9     Analytic Tactics Using Multiple Baselines and Changing Criteria

Chapter 10   Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Research in Applied Behavior Analysis

 

PART IV.       REINFORCEMENT

 

Chapter 11   Positive Reinforcement

Chapter 12   Negative Reinforcement - Brian A. Iwata and Richard G. Smith

Chapter 13   Schedules of Reinforcement

 

PART V.        PUNISHMENT 

Chapter 14   Punishment by Presentation of a Stimulus

Chapter 15   Punishment by Removal of a Stimulus

 


PART VI.       ANTECEDENT VARIABLES

 

Chapter 16   Motivating Operations - Jack L. Michael

Chapter 17   Stimulus Control

 

PART VII.     DEVELOPING NEW BEHAVIOR

 

Chapter 18   Imitation

Chapter 19   Shaping

Chapter 20   Chaining

 

PART VIII.    DECREASING BEHAVIOR WITH Nonpunishment procedures

 

Chapter 21   Extinction

Chapter 22   Differential Reinforcement

Chapter 23   Antecedent Interventions

 

PART IX.       FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS

 

Chapter 24   Functional Behavior Assessment — Nancy A. Neef and Stephanie M. Peterson

 

PART X.        VERBAL BEHAVIOR

 

Chapter 25   Verbal Behavior - Mark Sundberg

 

PART XI.       SPECIAL APPLICATIONS

 

Chapter 26   Contingency Contracting, Token Economy, and Group Contingencies

Chapter 27   Self-Management

 

PART XII.     PROMOTING GENERALIZED BEHAVIOR CHANGE

 

Chapter 28  Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior Change

 

PART XIII.    ETHICS

 

Chapter 29   Ethical Considerations for Applied Behavior Analysts - Jose A. Martinez-Diaz, Thomas Freeman, and Matthew Normand

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$65.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-385940-9