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Author Pierce, W. David.

Title Behavior analysis and learning / edited by W. David Pierce and Carl D. Cheney
Edition Fifth edition
Published New York, NY : Psychology Press, [2013]


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 MELB  150.19434 Pie/Boa 2013  AVAILABLE
Description xviii, 585 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: Foreword / Henry D. Schlinger Jr. -- 1.A Science of Behavior: Perspective, History, and Assumptions -- Science and Behavior -- New Directions: Behavior Analysis and Neuroscience -- Focus On: Burrhus Frederic Skinner -- A Brief History of Behavior Analysis -- Science and Behavior: Some Assumptions -- Chapter Summary -- 2.The Experimental Analysis of Behavior -- Functional Analysis of Behavior -- Functional Analysis of the Environment -- Tactics of Behavioral Research -- New Directions: Operant Baselines and Behavioral Neuroscience -- Single-Subject Research -- Advanced Section: Perceiving as Behavior -- Chapter Summary -- 3.Reflexive Behavior and Respondent Conditioning -- Phylogenetic Behavior -- Ontogenetic Behavior -- New Directions: Neuroscience and Learning in Honey Bees -- Temporal Relations and Conditioning -- Second-Order Respondent Conditioning -- On the Applied Side: Drug Use, Abuse, and Respondent Conditioning --
Contents note continued: Note On: Physiology and the Control of Preparatory Responses by Conditioned Stimuli -- Advanced Section: Complex Conditioning -- The Rescorla-Wagner Model of Conditioning -- Focus On: The Rescorla-Wagner Equation -- Chapter Summary -- 4.Reinforcement and Extinction of Operant Behavior -- Operant Behavior -- Focus On: Rewards and Intrinsic Motivation -- Operant Conditioning -- New Directions: Behavioral Neuroscience and Operant Conditioning of the Neuron -- Focus On: Reinforcement and Problem Solving -- Extinction -- On the Applied Side: Extinction of Temper Tantrums -- Chapter Summary -- 5.Schedules of Reinforcement -- Importance of Schedules of Reinforcement -- Focus On: C. B. Ferster and Schedules of Reinforcement -- Behavior Analysis: A Progressive Science -- Comment On: Inner Causes, Schedules, and Response Patterns -- Focus On: A System of Notation -- Schedules of Positive Reinforcement -- Ratio and Interval Schedules of Reinforcement --
Contents note continued: Focus On: Generality of Schedule Effects -- Note On: VI Schedules, Reinforcement Rate, and Behavioral Momentum -- Schedule Performance in Transition -- On the Applied Side: Schedules and Cigarettes -- Advanced Section: Schedule Performance -- Chapter Summary -- 6.Aversive Control of Behavior -- Aversive Control in Everyday Life -- Contingencies of Punishment -- Focus On: Use of Punishment in Treatment -- Note On: The Legal and Ethical Use of Electric Shock in a Residential Treatment Program -- Punishment: Permanence and Paradox -- Focus On: Physical Punishment and Mental Disorders -- Contingencies of Negative Reinforcement -- Focus On: Escape and Infant Caregiving -- Determinants and Analysis of Avoidance Behavior -- Side Effects of Aversive Procedures -- New Directions: Social Defeat and Behavioral Neuroscience -- On the Applied Side: Coercion and its Fallout -- Chapter Summary --
Contents note continued: 7.Operant-Respondent Interrelationships: The Biological Context of Conditioning -- Analysis of Operant-Respondent Contingencies -- Note On: Operants and Respondents -- The Biological Context of Conditioning -- New Directions: Behavioral Neuroscience, Taste Aversion, and Urges for Addictive Behavior -- On the Applied Side: Activity Anorexia and Interrelations between Eating and Physical Activity -- Advanced Section: The Nature of Autoshaped Responses -- Chapter Summary -- 8.Stimulus Control -- Differential Reinforcement and Discrimination -- New Directions: Stimulus Control, Neuroscience, and What Birds See -- Focus On: Discrimination and the "Bird-Brained" Pigeon -- Behavioral Contrast -- Generalization -- On the Applied Side: Peak Shift in Anorexia Nervosa -- Errorless Discrimination and Fading -- Complex Stimulus Control -- Focus On: Concept Formation by Pigeons -- On the Applied Side: Quality Control and Detection of Signals by Animals --
Contents note continued: Chapter Summary -- 9.Choice and Preference -- Experimental Analysis of Choice and Preference -- The Matching Law -- Extensions of the Matching Law -- Matching on Single Operant Schedules -- On the Applied Side: Application of the Quantitative Law of Effect -- Choice, Foraging, and Behavioral Economics -- Behavioral Economics, Choice, and Addiction -- Focus On: Activity Anorexia and Substitutability of Food and Wheel Running -- Advanced Section: Quantification of Choice and Generalized Matching -- New Directions: Behavioral Neuroscience, Matching, and Sensitivity -- Chapter Summary -- 10.Conditioned Reinforcement -- Note On: Clicker Training -- Chain Schedules and Conditioned Reinforcement -- Focus On: Backward Chaining -- Conditioned Reinforcement: Determinants and Analysis -- New Directions: Neuroscience and Conditioned Reinforcement -- Information and Conditioned Reinforcement -- Delay Reduction and Conditioned Reinforcement --
Contents note continued: Generalized Conditioned Reinforcement -- On the Applied Side: The Token Economy -- Advanced Section: Quantification and Delay Reduction -- Chapter Summary -- 11.Correspondence Relations: Imitation and Rule-Governed Behavior -- Correspondence and Human Behavior -- Correspondence and Spontaneous Imitation -- Imitation in the Laboratory -- Infant Imitation Research -- New Directions: Behavioral Neuroscience, Mirror Neurons, and Imitation -- Correspondence, Generalized Imitation, and Observational Learning -- On the Applied Side: Training Generalized Imitation -- Focus On: Rules, Observational Learning, and Self-Efficacy -- Rule-Governed Behavior -- Focus On: Instructions and Contingencies -- Chapter Summary -- 12.Verbal-Behavior -- Language and Verbal Behavior -- Focus On: Speaking and Evolution of the Vocal Tract -- Verbal Behavior: Some Basic Distinctions -- Operant Functions of Verbal Behavior -- Research on Verbal Behavior: Manding and Tacting --
Contents note continued: Additional Verbal Relations: Intraverbals, Echoics, Textuals, and Autoclitics -- Focus On: Higher-Order Verbal Classes and the Naming Relation -- Analysis of Complex Behavior and Communication in the Laboratory -- Note On: Universal Grammar -- Symbolic Behavior and Stimulus Equivalence -- New Directions: Behavioral Neuroscience and Derived Conceptual Relations -- On the Applied Side: Three-Term Contingencies and Natural Speech -- Advanced Section: A Formal Analysis of Manding and Tacting -- Chapter Summary -- 13.Applied Behavior Analysis -- Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis -- Research Strategies in Applied Behavior Analysis -- Contingency Management and Substance Abuse -- Note On: Contingency Management and Online Help Resources -- Behavior Analysis in Education -- Applications of Behavior Principles -- New Directions: Autism, Mirror Neurons, and Applied Behavior Analysis -- Causes and Prevention of Behavior Problems --
Contents note continued: Focus On: Conditioned Overeating and Childhood Obesity -- On the Applied Side: MammaCare---Detection and Prevention of Breast Cancer -- Chapter Summary -- 14.Three Levels of Selection: Biology, Behavior, and Culture -- Level 1 Evolution and Natural Selection -- Genetic Regulation of Behavior -- Focus On: Genetic Control of a Fixed-Action Pattern -- Level 2 Selection by Reinforcement -- Focus On: Operant Regulation in the Marine Snail, Aplysia -- New Directions: Evolution, Environment, and the Obesity Crisis -- Evolution, Reinforcement, and Verbal Behavior -- Level 3 Selection and Evolution of Culture -- Focus On: Depleting Resources, Punishment, and Communication -- Origin, Transmission, and Evolution of Cultural Practices -- Chapter Summary
Summary The textbook provides an advanced introduction to operant conditioning from a very consistent Skinnerian perspective. It covers a range of principles from basic respondent and operant conditioning through applied behavior analysis into cultural design. Elaborating on Darwinian components and biological connections with behavior, the book treats the topic from a consistent worldview of selectionism. The functional relations between the organism and the environment are described, and their application in accounting for old behavior and generating new behavior is illustrated
Notes Rev. ed. of: Behavior analysis and learning / W. David Pierce, Carl D. Cheney. 4th ed. 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 503-556) and indexes
Subject Behaviorism (Psychology)
Learning, Psychology of.
Author Cheney, Carl D.
Pierce, W. David. Behavior analysis and learning
LC no. 2012033081
ISBN 9781848726154 hardback
Other Titles Behaviour analysis and learning
OTHER TI ProQuest Ebook Central