Description of the Strategy

Behavioral psychologists, teachers, and other professionals are often interested in helping their clients or students to acquire new behaviors, often to replace behaviors that are less desirable to those around them. New behaviors can be acquired in various methods, but some form of explicit instruction or training is often required. Some behaviors are learned quickly, after one or two attempts, while others are learned only after many trials. Learning to pick up the telephone when it rings or turning in an assignment when the teacher makes a request may require only single learning opportunities. Learning to fly an airplane or use a wordprocessing program may require repeated opportunities, with each learning session focusing on one or, at most, a ...

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