Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a highly functional discipline that, instead of searching for abstract, internal causes for human behavior, looks to external factors that can be influenced. Once identified, these factors can be manipulated to make meaningful, positive improvements in the lives of real people through positive behavior change. Not surprisingly behavior analysis has been applied to a wide range of human activities, from helping troubled teens to organizing industry to maximizing sports performance. ABA interventions for these diverse problems are often creative — and they tend to be effective.
In this volume, some of the field's foremost practitioners offer their expert perspective on a range of topics within ABA. Each chapter is fully referenced and contains a set of reading objectives to facilitate deeper understanding and further discussion of its subject area. While these discussions will be of particular interest to academic behavior analysts and graduate students, clinicians and other practitioners will find the research review helpful and informative.
|Publisher:||New Harbinger Publications|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
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About the Author
John Austin, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology and a member of the industrial/organizational faculty at Western Michigan University.
James E. Carr, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology, chair of the Behavior Analysis program, and codirector of the Center for Autism at Western Michigan University.
John Austin, PhD, is associate professor of psychology and a member of the industrial/organizational faculty at Western Michigan University.
James E. Carr, PhD, is associate professor of psychology, chair of the Behavior Analysis program, and codirector of the Center for Autism at Western Michigan University.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Stimulus Preference and Reinforcer Assessment Applications||19|
|Chapter 2||Behavioral Acquisition by Persons with Developmental Disabilities||39|
|Chapter 3||The Functional Analysis Model of Behavioral Assessment||61|
|Chapter 4||Current Issues in the Function-Based Treatment of Aberrant Behavior in Individuals with Developmental Disabilities||91|
|Chapter 5||Behavior Analysis and School Psychology||113|
|Chapter 6||Assessment and Treatment of Habit Disorders||137|
|Chapter 7||Behavioral Pediatrics: The Confluence of Applied Behavior Analysis and Pediatric Medicine||161|
|Chapter 8||Behavioral, Family-Style Residential Care for Troubled Out-of-Home Adolescents: Recent Findings||187|
|Chapter 9||Behavioral Contributions to Brain-Injury Rehabilitation||211|
|Chapter 10||Behavioral Psychotherapy and the Rise of Clinical Behavior Analysis||231|
|Chapter 11||Behavioral Interventions for Children With Autism||247|
|Chapter 12||Organizational Behavior Management in Human Service Settings||275|
|Chapter 13||Basic Behavioral Research and Organizational Behavior Management||295|
|Chapter 14||Performance Analysis and Performance Diagnostics||321|
|Chapter 15||Behavioral Approaches to Organizational Safety||351|
|Chapter 16||Behavioral Consultation||375|
|Chapter 17||Behavioral Sport Psychology||399|
|Chapter 18||Organizational Behavior Management and Instructional Systems||423|
|Chapter 19||Behavioral Approaches to College Teaching||449|
|Chapter 20||A Futurist Perspective for Applied Behavior Analysis||473|