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Principles of Everyday Behavior Analysis (with Printed Access Card), 4th Edition

PRINCIPLES OF EVERYDAY BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS uses generalization programming to show you how to apply behavioral concepts to complex everyday situations. The author introduces, defines, and illustrates each behavior modification concept and then immediately includes vignettes that show you how to apply concepts to the real world.


1. Introduction to Everyday Behavior Analysis. 2. Definitions of Everyday Behaviors. 3. Methods for the Observation of Everyday Behaviors. 4. Reliability and Validity of Everyday Observations. 5. Experimental Design for Studying Everyday Behavior. 6. Visual Analysis of Behavioral Experiments. 7. Review of Behavioral Methods. 8. Reinforcement of Everyday Behaviors. 9. Extinction of Everyday Behaviors. 10. Differential Reinforcement of Everyday Behaviors. 11. Shaping Everyday Behaviors. 12. Reinforcer Effectiveness. 13. Ratio Schedules. 14. Interval Schedules of Reinforcement. 15. Review of Reinforcement. 16. Stimulus Discrimination and Everyday Behavior. 17. Generalization Training of Everyday Behaviors. 18. Programming and Fading. 19. Imitation and Instructions. 20. Conditioned Reinforcers and Everyday Situations. 21. Review of Stimulus Control. 22. Punishment by Contingent Stimulation. 23. Punishment by Contingent Withdrawal. 24. Negative Reinforcement. 25. Review of Aversive Control.

About the Author

L. Keith Miller earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Sociology and is currently a professor of Human Developments at the University of Kansas. Dr. Miller’s research interests concentrate on applied behavioral analysis.

Principles of Everyday Behavior Analysis makes learning a basic behavioral repertoire virtually effortless. I am amused by the reviewer who gave this book one star because it was “dumbed down”. I had this text in my first course in applied behavior analysis. It was the most pleasant learning experience I’d ever encountered, and made me a true believer in programmed instruction. It enabled me to acquire a good, solid, behavioral repertoire in a very short time. I went on to take numerous courses in ABA, including a course on BF Skinner’s Science and Human Behavior, and his magnum opus, Verbal Behavior. I eventually earned my doctorate in experimental psychology from Boston University.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 4 edition (July 5, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 053459994X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0534599942
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1 inches

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