Applied Behavior Analysis, Global Edition eBook, 3rd Edition

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Applied Behavior Analysis, Global Edition eBook, 3rd Edition

By John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron, William L. Heward
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Appropriate for all upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioural research methods.

This text provides an accurate, comprehensive, and contemporary description of applied behavior analysis in order to help students acquire fundamental knowledge and skills.

Applied Behavior Analysis provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, offering a complete description of the principles and procedures for changing and analysing socially important behaviour. The 3rd Edition features coverage of advances in all three interrelated domains of the sciences of behavior–theoretical, basic research, and applied research. It also includes updated and new content on topics such as negative reinforcement (Ch. 12), motivation (Ch. 16), verbal behavior (Ch. 18), functional behavioural assessment (Ch. 25), and ethics (Ch. 29).

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  • Five chapters written by prominent scholars in behaviour analysis supply students with first-hand accounts from experts in the field.
  • Updated - Negative Reinforcement (Ch. 12) — Brian Iwata and Richard Smith
  • Updated - Motivating Operations (Ch. 16) — Jack Michael and Caio Miguel)
  • Updated - Functional Behavior Assessment (Ch. 25) — Nancy Neef and Stephanie Peterson
  • Updated - Verbal Behavior (Ch. 18) — Mark Sundberg
  • Updated - Ethical and Professional Responsibilities of Applied Behavior Analysts (Ch. 29) — Jose Martinez-Diaz, Tom Freeman, and Linda LeBlanc
  • Multiple-choice questions and Essay-type questions at the end of each chapter helps consolidate the concepts students have learned in the chapter
  • The complete Task List is printed inside the front and back covers of the book for quick reference.
  • A chart at the beginning of each chapter identifies which items from the Task List are covered in that chapter.
  • An Appendix lists the page numbers where the concepts, principles, or procedures related to each item on the Task List appear.
  • Updated - More than 2,700 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies, increase students’ exposure to and appreciation for the field’s rich empirical and conceptual literature.
  • Updated - A glossary of more than 500 technical terms and concepts helps students master the specialized vocabulary of applied behaviour analysis.
  • Updated - More than 150 graphs display original data from peer-reviewed research, and are often accompanied by detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented, helping students see how the principles discussed are applied in action
Table of contents
  • 1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • 2. Basic Concepts and Principles
  • 3. Selecting and Defining Target Behaviors
  • 4. Measuring Behavior
  • 5. Improving and Assessing the Quality of Behavioral Measurement
  • 6. Constructing and Interpreting Graphic Displays of Behavioral Data
  • 7. Analyzing Behavior Change: Basic Assumptions and Strategies
  • 8. Reversal and Multielement Designs
  • 9. Multiple Baseline and Changing Criterion Designs
  • 10. Planning and Evaluating Applied Behavior Analysis Research
  • 11. Positive Reinforcement
  • 12. Negative Reinforcement
  • 13. Schedules of Reinforcement
  • 14. Positive Punishment
  • 15. Negative Punishment
  • 16. Motivating Operations
  • 17. Stimulus Control
  • 18. Verbal Behavior
  • 19. Imitation, Modeling, and Observational Learning
  • 20. Shaping
  • 21. Chaining
  • 22. Extinction
  • 23. Differential Reinforcement
  • 24. Antecedent Interventions
  • 25.Functional Behavior Assessment
  • 26. Token Economy, Group Contingencies, and Contingency Contracting
  • 27. Self-Management
  • 28. Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior Change
  • 29. Ethical and Professional Responsibilities of Applied Behavior Analysts