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Behavior analysis

Behavior analysis is an approach to psychology that concerns itself primarily with observing, analysing and attempting to understand and predict the way humans behave and interact.

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Behavior analysis

language development

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The emergence of language in the individual. Much of the controversy about language development revolves around assumptions about the respective phylogenic and on to genic contributions to it.


Psychology; Behavior analysis

The elicitation of responding by one stimulus as a result of its presentation in the same context as another, even though neither had been presented in a contingent relation to the other. See ...

measurement reactivity

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The effects of measurement procedures on a subject's behavior.

procedure of shaping with reinforcement

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The differential reinforcement of only that behavior that more and more closely resembles the terminal behavior.

procedure of shaping with punishment

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The differential punishment of all behavior except that which more and more closely resembles the terminal behavior.

multiple causation of behavior

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The determination of behavior by two or more variables acting at the same time. Behavior is always controlled by multiple variables, although some may be more important than others. Behavior analysis ...

language relativity

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The dependence of the behavior within a verbal community, both verbal and nonverbal, on the verbal discrin-dnations incorporated within its language.

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