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Behavior

individual living organism's activity, public, or private, which may be influenced by external or internal stimulation

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The first goal of Behavior Analysis

Accurately predict behavior.

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What is the utility in predicting the behavior of individuals?

It allows adaptive behavior.

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The second goal of behavior analysis

To discover causal variables that may be used to positively influence behavior

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What are two assumptions that guide behavior analysis?

Behavior is determined E.g. Has a cause or multiple causes.

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What word is used to explain behavior?

Because

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What are examples of mentalistic explanation of behavior?

"I decided", I felt, and I was

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True or False?
Do behavior analysts reject mentalistic explanations of behavior?

Flase

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What is the second assumption we have that guide behavior.

The scientific method is a valid way to reveal the determinants of behavior.

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How does behavioral analysis determine objectiveness? Objective Method

A unbiased, scientific approach to discover how behavior works. (Blind Studies)

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Systematic Method

When a behavioral analysis conduct an intervention designed to influence behavior in an exact way.

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Empirical Method

Evidence must be observable

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Falsifiable Prediction Method

Predictions are usually derived from theories.

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Pseudo Science

Contribute nothing to our goals of prediction and influence.

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The real sciences are referred to as what?

Natural Sciences

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What is the most powerful scientific method ?

Experiment (Extensively used in behavioral analysis)

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Independent Variable

A publicly observable change anticipated to influence behavior in a specific way.

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The most important way to evaluate if scientific discoveries are true?

Replication

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Determinants of behavior can be organized into two categories:

Nature and Nurture (Epigenetics)

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Applied Behavioral Analysis focus on

Socially significant behavior in non-laboratory settings.