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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

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 you kept your eyes ...

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 action toward a goal in ...

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 between the range of ...


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 though the ...

performance maintenance

Psychology; Behavior analysis

The continuing of performance after it was first established.

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