What Is ABA?

The seven dimensions of ABA identified in your text and the Baer, Wolf, and Risley article, are the guiding principles for the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. As a developing professional, it is important to understand the dimensions because each one is relevant to the work of a behavior analyst.

For this assignment, refer to the following articles assigned in the study for this unit:

  • Krentz, Miltenberger, and Valbuena’s “Using Token Reinforcement to Increase Walking for Adults With Intellectual Disabilities.”
  • Marsic, Berman, Barry, and McCloskey’s “The Relationship Between Intentional Self-Injurious Behavior and the Loudness Dependence of Auditory Evoked Potential in Research Volunteers.”

Then complete the following:

  • Identify which of the articles is behavior analytic and which is not, and provide an explanation for your choice.
    • Be sure to identify which of the seven dimensions of ABA are present in the behavior analytic article.
    • Analyze why the other article is not behavior analytic. How do you know the seven dimensions are not present?

Assignment Requirements

  • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines.
  • Resources: Minimum of 1–2 scholarly or professional resources.
  • Length: 2–3 double-spaced pages, in addition to the title page and reference page.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
 
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