The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 93–98 | Cite as

Contingency Diagrams as Teaching Tools



Contingency diagrams are particularly effective teaching tools, because they provide a means for students to view the complexities of contingency networks present in natural and laboratory settings while displaying the elementary processes that constitute those networks. This paper sketches recent developments in this visualization technology and illustrates approaches for using contingency diagrams in teaching.

Key words

contingency diagrams graphic visualization behavior analysis 


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© Association for Behavior Analysis International 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Columbia University School of Social WorkNew YorkUSA

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