EDU 665 Chapter 1 Assignment: Roots of Applied Behavior Analysis
Briefly define the 4 components below that result in a viable explanation of behavior (why we behave the way we do):InclusivenessVerifiabilityPredictive utilityParsimonyGive an example of each of the following “explanations” for behavior covered in chapter 1. Place a star (*) by the one that the authors support as having all 4 components needed to be a valid explanation.Biophysical (& Biochemical)DevelopmentalCognitiveBehavioralDescribe the contributions to applied behavior analysis made by the following:Ivan PavlovEdward ThorndikeJohn WatsonB.F. SkinnerUsing your textbook and the article “Behaviorism” by Melissa Standridge
found under Content, define the following terms and give an example of each:
consequencespositive reinforcementnegative reinforcementpunishment
Refer to the section, “The Task of the Behaviorist”, on page 15 of the textbook and to page 1 of Standridge’s article. A behaviorist explains the development of behavior in terms of learning principles or theories. Therefore, a behaviorist is primarily concerned with observable and measurable aspects of human behavior. Explain these two aspects.