Target behavior

1. List and define three different methods to record a target behavior

2. Explain reactivity of behavior recording and how to minimize it.

3. List and define the features of a behavior modification program.

4. Define ‘functional relationship’ and discuss how to demonstrate a functional relationship in behavior modification.

5. List and describe the six essential components of a behavior modification graph

1a. List and describe the four components of a behavioral skills training procedure

2a. Explain how shaping can be used to get a new behavior to occur.

3a. Describe the shaping procedure.

4a. Define ‘task analysis’ of a stimulus-response chain.

5a. Define ‘prompting’.

1b. Describe how using a schedule of intermittent reinforcement affects extinction.

2b. Explain what a functional analysis of a problem behavior is and how to conduct one.

3b. Name the two types of time-out.

4b.Discuss issues that must be considered before using positive punishment procedures

5b. List the three functional, nonaversive approaches to intervention for a problem behavior

1c. Discuss the concepts of Operant Conditioning and free will and how they relate to each other. You may include the thoughts of other philosophers, including Skinner, but give credit where credit is due.

2c. Choose a behavior you might want a child to perform and describe the possible steps you might use to shape that behavior.