Principles of Behavior

Title

Principles of Behavior

Department

Psychology

Document Type

Book

Files

Description

This book offers a solid introduction to the principles of behavior using a clear, interesting, entertaining style with many case studies, and everyday examples. It maintains a high level of intellectual rigor, addressing fundamental concepts at the beginning of each chapter with more advanced topics left for one of the two enrichment sections within each chapter. Chapter topics cover the reinforcer, reinforcement, escape, punishment, penalty, extinction and recovery, differential reinforcement and punishment, shaping, unlearned reinforcers and aversive conditions, special establishing operations, learned reinforcers and aversive conditions, discrimination, imitation, avoidance, punishment by prevention, ratio schedules, time-dependent schedules, concurrent contingencies, stimulus-response chains and rate contingencies, respondent conditioning, analogs to reinforcement, a theory of rule-governed behavior, pay for performance, moral and legal control, maintenance, transfer, and research methods. For psychologists, clinical psychologists, and social workers who do not specialize in behavioral analysis; as well as for supervisors and managers.

ISBN

978-0132433631

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Pearson Prentice Hall

City

Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Keywords

Operant behavior, Psychology

Disciplines

Applied Behavior Analysis

Citation for published book

Malott, Richard W. Principles of Behavior. Upper Saddle River, N.J: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008. Print.