• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied behavior analysis is a methodology for systematically applying the principles of learning theory to develop interventions that will improve socially significant behaviors to a meaningful degree, as well as demonstrate that the interventions employed are responsible for the improvement in behavior. Applied behavior analysis has been repeatedly demonstrated to be a highly effective approach across a wide range of problems and environments, including education, mental health and mental retardation, parent training, environmental management, and organizational management. Applied behavior analysis is a specialty used by various professions. It is not regulated by most states, except as part of psychology or other established professions, although there have been a few attempts to recognize trained and qualified behavior analysts over the years. Most recently the nonprofit Behavior ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles