For undergraduate/graduate courses in Behavior Modification, Behavior Therapy, and Behavior Management. This text offers a solid introduction to the principles of behavior using a clear, interesting, entertaining style with many case studies and everyday examples while maintaining a high level of intellectual rigor and addressing fundamental concepts. Since writing the first edition of Principles of Behavior the authors have sought to address a unique need of the students in their behavior modification classes: levels of student ability, experience, and exposure to the topics addressed in these courses often varied greatly. From freshman undergradute courses straight through graduate level research, there was a need for a text that was flexible yet rigorous enough to appeal to both the novice and advanced student. Here, the authors have been able to do just that. Princibles of Behavior offers a solid introduction to the principles of behavior using a clear, interesting, entertaining style with many case studies and everyday examples while maintaining a high level of intellectual rigor and addressing fundamental concepts.
Preface to the Instructor To the Memory of Donald L. Whaley Basic Behavioral Contingencies Chapter 1 - The Reinforcer (Positive Reinforcer) Chapter 2 - Reinforcement (Positive Reinforcement) Chapter 3 - Escape (Negative Reinforcement) Chapter 4 - Punishment (Positive Punishment) Chapter 5 - Penalty (Negative Punishment) Chapter 6 - Extinction (following Reinforcement) and Recovery (following Punishment) Chapter 7 - Differential Reinforcement and Punishment Chapter 8 - Shaping Motivation Chapter 9 - Unlearned Reinforcers and Aversive Conditions Chapter 10 - Special Motivating Operations Chapter 11- Learned Reinforcers and Aversive Conditions Stimulus Control Chapter 12 - Discrimination Chapter 13 - Complex Stimulus Control Chapter 14 - Imitation Complex Behavioral Contingencies Chapter 15 - Avoidance Chapter 16 - Punishment by Prevention (Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior-- DRO) Chapter 17 - Ratio Schedules Chapter 18 - Interval Schedules Chapter 19 - Concurrent Contingencies Chapter 20 - Behavioral Chains and Differential Reinforcement of Low Rate Respondent Conditioning Chapter 21 - Respondent Conditioning Complex Human Behavior Chapter 22 - Rule-Governed Behavior: Concepts Chapter 23 - Rule-Governed Behavior: Applications Chapter 24 - Rule-Governed Behavior: Theory Chapter 25 - Pay for Performance Chapter 26 - Moral and Legal Control Chapter 26. 1 - Sexuality Behavioral Stability Across Time and Space Chapter 27 - Maintenance Chapter 28 - Transfer Research Methods Chapter 29 - Research Methods Jobs and Grad School Chapter 30 - Jobs and Grad School Glossary Index