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PSY 200 Chapter 20
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What does target behavior mean? Give an example.
Target behavior is the behavior that you want to change.
Ex: decreasing amount of times a child throws tantrums
What is behavioral assessment?
involves the collection and analysis of information and data in order to:
a. identify and describe target behavior
b. identify possible causes of the behavior
c. select appropriate treatment strategies to modify the behavior
d. evaluate treatment outcome
What are the 4 phases of a behavior modification program?
1. screening or intake phase
2. preprogram assessment/baseline phase
4.follow up phase
What are the 5 functions of the intake phase of a behavior modification program? (Know 1st and 5th functions)
1. to determine whether a particular agency, behavior therapist, or applied behavior analyst is appropriate to deal with a potential clients behavior
2. to inform the client about the agency's or practitioner's policies and procedures related to service provision
3. to screener the presence of a crisis condition (child abuse, suicide risk, etc)
4.to gather sufficient information through client interview and psychological tests to diagnose the client according to the standardized categories of mental disorder
5. provide specific information about which behaviors should be assessed
What 2 things usually happen during the assessment phase of a behavior modification program?
1. assesses the target behavior to determine its level prior to the introduction of the program or treatment
2. analyses the individuals current environment to identify possible controlling variables of the behavior to be changed
What is the purpose of the follow-up phase of a behavior modification program?
To determine whether the improvement s achieved during treatment are maintained after the program's termination
What has to happen before the design and implementation of a behavior modification program?
Defining target behavior clearly, completely and in measurable terms
What is the difference between direct and indirect assessment procedures?
What are 2 situations that might lead to the use of indirect assessment procedures?
What are the advantages of indirect assessment procedures?
What are the disadvantages of indirect assessment procedures?
What are the 5 main types of indirect assessment procedures?
What are the advantages of direct assessment procedures?
What are the disadvantages of direct assessment procedures?
Give 6 reasons for collecting accurate data during an assessment or baseline phase and throughout a program.
What error does the case of Dr. Caldwell and the door slammer's mother portray?
What error does the case of the boy who went around pinching adults portray?
What does reactivity mean in behavioral assessment? Give an example.
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