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Review of Applied Behavior Analysis (aba review)

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This review consists of key terms, study questions, chapter review quizzes, multiple-choice exam items, flash cards, and other materials for chapters within the textbook titled Applied Behavior Analysis by John O. Cooper, Timothy E. Heron, and William L. Heward (2007), Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition. This textbook is regarded as the most comprehensive introduction to the field of applied behavior analysis. Included in this textbook is the Task List provided by the The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB)®. This review is not approved nor sanctioned by the BACB. However, if you are using this textbook for studying to pass the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® Examination, or the Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst® Examination, this review is for you.

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The Review of Applied Behavior Analysis includes:

Key Terms and Study Questions for all chapters withing the Applied Behavior Analysis textbook. As you read and study each chapter, define the key terms, and answer the study questions. See the Terms and Study Questions for the first chapter below.

Chapter Review Quizzes that test your knowledge of the key key terms within each chapter. Retake these fill-in-the-blank quizzes and strengthen your verbal repertoire. Sample a Review Quiz.

Practice Exams that contain over 900 multiple-choice quiz items. You can select the number of exam questions you would like to experience, as well as the chapters from which to randomly draw these items from. Sample a Practice Exam.

Flash Cards of behavior analysis terminology for you to print and use. Quiz yourself on key terms when you stop at a red light, wait in a dentist's office, etc.

Sample Chapter 1 - Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior AnalysisTerms:

applied behavior analysis (ABA)
experimental analysis of behavior (EAB)
explanatory fiction
functional relation
hypothetical construct
methodological behaviorism
philosophic doubt
radical behaviorism

Study Questions:

  1. Explain the philosophical assumptions of behavior analysis, such as the lawfulness of behavior, empiricism, experimental analysis, and parsimony.
  2. Describe the goals and purpose of scientific investigation.
  3. What do descriptive studies yield?
  4. What is a systematic covariation between two events? What can it be used for?
  5. Describe the relationship between the independent and depend variables within experimental studies.
  6. What is a confounding variable?
  7. What are the common set of assumptions and attitudes that characterizes the behavior of scientists in all fields?
  8. What are the three major branches of behavior analysis?
  9. Briefly explain the early form of behaviorism espoused by Watson. How did this fundamentally differ from the form of behaviorism espoused by Skinner?
  10. Who founded the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB)?
  11. Describe the approach Skinner advocated regarding scientific investigation.
  12. What methodological features is the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB) characterized by?
  13. Briefly describe the philosophy for a science of behavior called radical behaviorism.
  14. Briefly describe the philosophical position called Methodological behaviorism.
  15. What are the assumptions of the approach to understanding behavior called Mentalism?
  16. What was the first published report of the application of operant conditioning with a human subject?
  17. What was the formal beginning of applied behavior analysis?
  18. What event is considered to be the beginning of contemporary applied behavior analysis?
  19. What are the seven defining dimensions to be considered applied behavior analysis stated by Baer, Wolf, and Risley (1968, 1987)?
  20. What are the characteristics of the approach that applied behavior analysis offers to society?
  21. Behavior analysts work in one or more of four interrelated domains. Describe them.
  22. Why may applied behavior analysis offer humankind its best hope for solving many of its problems


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