For this assignment, you will provide a long answer essay response to each of the questions below. For each question, you are encouraged to use the peer-reviewed resources provided throughout the units to support your responses. Please do not copy and paste the whole question into the document. Rather, provide the question number (1-4) and a brief heading that correlates with each section of the grading rubric. (Example: 1. Historical Perspectives)
Compare the Three Branches of Behavior Analysis. Explain how the historical perspectives of behaviorism have influenced the study of Applied Behavior Analysis as a natural science.
Explain the Six attitudes/assumptions of Experimental Analysis of Behavior and the Seven Dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis and examine how they contribute to the development of a technology that is used to influence socially significant behavior.
Watch the Scenario: Cindy and the Magician (transcript) and complete the following:
Using Behavior Analytic Vocabulary, explain the various characteristics of Respondent Conditioning, identifying specific relationships between stimuli and responses and discussing how the elements of time and environment contribute to an organism’s respondent behavior. Next, explain the process used to reverse an established reflexive stimulus-response relationship. Finally, analyze the scenario and discuss each of the elements of Respondent conditioning that you identify.
Using Behavior Analytic Vocabulary, explain how Operant Conditioning differs from Respondent Conditioning. Discuss how a three-term contingency affects an organism’s behavior, and explain how different schedules of reinforcement can influence a behavior. Finally, choose an example of a behavior and show how each of the five possible differential reinforcement contingencies would affect that behavior of an organism.
Using the following:
Read the following chapter in your text:
Chapter 25: Cooper, Heron & Heward’s Applied Behavior Analysis
Read the following articles from the Library Guide:
Boudreau, B.A., and Vladescu, J.D. (2015). A comparison of differential reinforcement procedures with children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 48, 918-923.
LeGray, M.W., Dufrene, B.A., Mercer, S., Olmi, D.J., & Sterling, H. (2013). Differential reinforcement of alternate behavior in center-based classrooms: Evaluation of pre-teaching the alternate behavior. Journal of Behavioral Education, 22, 85 – 102.
Noguchi, D., Kawano, Y., & Yamana, K. (2013). Care staff training in residential homes for managing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia based on differential reinforcement procedures of applied behavior analysis: A process research. Psychogeriatrics, 13, 108-117.
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