Applied Behavior Analysis
In their book Applied Behavior Analysis, Cooper, Heron, and Heward (1987, p. 14) define applied behavior analysis as “the science in which procedures derived from the principles of behavior are systematically applied to improve socially significant behavior to a meaningful degree and to demonstrate experimentally that the procedures employed were responsible for the improvement in behavior.” The key words here are science, socially significant behavior, and improvement. Thus, the focus of applied behavior analysis is the improvement of socially significant behavior through scientific manipulation.
KeywordsTarget Behavior Apply Behavior Analysis Behavior Analyst Significant Behavior Multiple Baseline
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