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The science that deals with the mental and behaviourial characteristics of an individual, community or society.

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specific praise

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The delivery of praise paired with the rationale or reason for its delivery. For example, rather than just saying, "I like that," the change agent would say, "I like that because ...

treatment utility of assessment

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The degree to which assessment is demonstrated to contribute to desired or beneficial treatment outcomes.

response-independent reinforcer

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The delivery of a reinforcer without reference to the organism's behavior. See TIME SCHEDULE.


Psychology; Behavior analysis

The degree to which an individual agrees to pursue a behavioral goal or program in the absence of coercion. Voluntaries is assumed when the individual chooses and/or initiates ...

natural selection

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The Darwinian account of evolution in terms of the selection of members of a population over generations. Different features survive in a population as a result of interactions ...


Psychology; Behavior analysis

The correspondence between a verbal response and what it tacts, when the verbal response occurs outside of the tact relation (as when a mand is said to specify its reinforcer even ...

performance maintenance

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The continuing of performance after it was first established.