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Behavior Science Terms for Real People

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Reinforcer
An immediate PAY-OFF or incentive that INCREASES or maintains the behavior it follows.
Effort
The amount of exertion necessary to complete a behavior.
Momentum
Achieving several small, easy goals often leads to the 'snowball effect' of achieving larger, more challenging goals.
Applied Behavior Analysis
Behavior science OR the science of behavior change
Assess the reinforcing consequences
Find out what pay-off is maintaining a particular behavior.
Behavior
Anything a person does or says.
Self-Management
Recording your own behavior patterns and putting incentives in place to change your behavior.
Behavior Contract or Action Contract
Spells out:
a) the behavior you're trying to change
b) the deadline for achieving your goal
c) the pay-off or incentive for meeting your goal
d) the person who will support you and help keep you accountable