Social Validation of Applied Behavioral Research
Among the defining features of applied behavioral research is the emphasis on socially important behaviors and the insistence that treatment-produced changes in those behaviors be of practical value (Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968). These criteria have been broadly embraced by applied researchers and practitioners. Despite the concern for social importance and clinical significance in applied research, a methodology to evaluate how much of these valued characteristics a behavioral intervention possesses has been slow in developing.
KeywordsTreatment Goal Treatment Procedure Target Behavior Apply Behavior Analysis Treatment Acceptability
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