The long-awaited second edition of the classic textbook, Applied Behavior Analysis, provides a comprehensive, in-depth discussion of the field, providing a complete description of the principles and procedures needed to systematically change socially significant behavior and to understand the reasons for that change. The authors' goal in revising this best-selling text was to introduce students to ABA in as complete, technically accurate, and contemporary manner as possible. As a result, the book's scope, treatment of various principles, procedures, and issues suggest that it is intended for concentrated and serious study. Readers of the new second edition will appreciate the inclusion of: more than 1,400 citations to primary-source literature, including both classic and contemporary studies; a glossary of more than 400 technical terms and concepts; more than 100 graphs displaying original data from peer-reviewed research, with detailed descriptions of the procedures used to collect the data represented; five new chapters written by leading scholars in the field of behavior analysis; and the addition of The Behavior Analyst Certification Board(R) BCBA(R) and BCABA(R) Behavior Analyst Task List, Third Edition. First published in 1987, Applied Behavior Analysis remains the top-choice primary text for appropriate courses at universities in the United States and abroad with leading programs in behavior analysis. This comprehensive text, best-suited for all upper-level courses in basic principles, applications, and behavioral research methods, helps students, educators, and practitioners appreciate and begin to acquire the conceptual and technical skills necessary to foster socially adaptive behavior in diverse individuals.
PART I. INTRODUCTION AND BASIC CONCEPTS Chapter 1 Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis Chapter 2 Basic Concepts PART II. SELECTING, DEFINING, AND MEASURING BEHAVIOR Chapter 3 Selecting and Defining Target Behaviors Chapter 4 Measuring Behavior Chapter 5 Improving and Assessing the Quality of Behavioral Measurement PART III. EVALUATING AND ANALYZING BEHAVIOR CHANGE Chapter 6 Constructing and Interpreting Graphic Displays Chapter 7 Analyzing Behavior Change: Basic Assumptions and Strategies Chapter 8 Analytic Tactics Using Withdrawal, Reversal, and Multi-Element Treatment Conditions Chapter 9 Analytic Tactics Using Multiple Baselines and Changing Criteria Chapter 10 Planning, Conducting, and Evaluating Research in Applied Behavior Analysis PART IV. REINFORCEMENT Chapter 11 Positive Reinforcement Chapter 12 Negative Reinforcement - Brian A. Iwata and Richard G. Smith Chapter 13 Schedules of Reinforcement PART V. PUNISHMENT Chapter 14 Punishment by Presentation of a Stimulus Chapter 15 Punishment by Removal of a Stimulus PART VI. ANTECEDENT VARIABLES Chapter 16 Motivating Operations - Jack L. Michael Chapter 17 Stimulus Control PART VII. DEVELOPING NEW BEHAVIOR Chapter 18 Imitation Chapter 19 Chaining Chapter 20 Shaping PART VIII. DECREASING BEHAVIOR WITH Nonpunishment procedures Chapter 21 Extinction Chapter 22 Differential Reinforcement Chapter 23 Antecedent Interventions PART IX. FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS Chapter 24 Functional Behavior Assessment - Nancy A. Neef and Stephanie M. Peterson PART X. VERBAL BEHAVIOR Chapter 25 Verbal Behavior - Mark Sundberg PART XI. SPECIAL APPLICATIONS Chapter 26 Contingency Contracting, Token Economy, and Group Contingencies Chapter 27 Self-Management PART XII. PROMOTING GENERALIZED BEHAVIOR CHANGE Chapter 28 Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior Change PART XIII. ETHICS Chapter 29 Ethical Considerations for Applied Behavior Analysts - Jose A. Martinez-Diaz, Thomas Freeman, and Matthew Normand