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behav modif

exam chapter 2

Concept: baseline The phase of an experiment or intervention where the behavior is measured in the absence of an intervention.
Concept: medical model myth z An erroneous view of human behavior that behavior is always a mere symptom of an underlying psychological condition.
Concept: behavioral contingency z The occasion for a response, the response, and the outcome of the response.
Concept: reinforcement contingency z The response-contingent presentation of a reinforcer resulting in an increased frequency of that response.
General Rule: the don't say rule z With nonverbal organisms, don't say, expects, knows, thinks, figures out, in order to (or so that he, she, or it could ...), trying to, makes the connection, associates, learns that, imagines, or understands.
Concept: the error of reification z To call a behavior or process a thing.
General Rule: reinforce behavior z Reinforce behavior, not people.
Concept: escape contingency z The response-contingent removal of an aversive stimulus resulting in an increased frequency of that response.
Concept: aversive stimulus (negative reinforcer) z A stimulus that increases the future frequency of a response its removal (termination) follows.
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