Principles Of Aba

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This quiz deals with the principles of applied behaviour analysis (or ABA), which is a scientific discipline that concerns itself with developing techniques based on the principles of learning and applying these to change behaviour of social significance.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Name the 7 characteristics of ABA.
  • 2. 
    Compare and contrast Respondent and Operant behavior.
  • 3. 
    What are the schedules of reinforcer assessment?
  • 4. 
    What is negative reinforcement?
    • A. 

      The presentation of a stimulus change that increases the future likelihood of the behavior

    • B. 

      Withdrawal of a stimulus change that increases the future likelihood of the behavior

    • C. 

      Withdrawal of a stimulus change that decreases the future likelihood of the behavior

  • 5. 
    What is positive reinforcement?
    • A. 

      Presentation of stimulus change that increases the future likelihood of the behavior

    • B. 

      Withdrawal of stimulus change that increases the future likelihood of the behavior

    • C. 

      Presentation of the stimulus change that decreases the future likelihood of the behavior

  • 6. 
    Science enables which of the following?
    • A. 

      Prediction, Description, experimentation

    • B. 

      Experimentation, control, description

    • C. 

      Control, description, prediction

    • D. 

      Description, control, prediction

  • 7. 
    Which of the following if not an attitude of science?
    • A. 

      Determinism

    • B. 

      Replication

    • C. 

      Methodological

    • D. 

      Parisomy

  • 8. 
    A __________ exists when an experiment shows that a change in a dependent variable can be produced by manipulations of an independent variable.
    • A. 

      Hypothesis

    • B. 

      Functional relation

    • C. 

      Valid study

  • 9. 
    It is the temporal relation between behavior and consequence that is functional?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    The practice of objective observation of the phenomena of interest
  • 11. 
    The belief that all simple explanations have to be ruled out before complicated ones are accepted belongs to what attitude of science?
  • 12. 
    Presumed but unobserved entities that could not be manipulated in an experiment are....
  • 13. 
    What are the fundamental principles by which behavior can be measured?
    • A. 

      Temporal locus

    • B. 

      Temporal extent

    • C. 

      Duration

    • D. 

      Topography

    • E. 

      Repeatability

  • 14. 
    An action of an organism's effector
  • 15. 
    The conglomerate of real circumstances in which the organism exists.
  • 16. 
    Energy change that affects an organism through its receptor cells
  • 17. 
    What are the two functions of a stimulus change?
    • A. 

      Immediate/Permanent

    • B. 

      Immediate/temporary

    • C. 

      Delayed/Permanent

    • D. 

      Delayed/Temporary

    • E. 

      A & b

    • F. 

      B & c

    • G. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Operant behaviors are defined functionally by their form?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    The form of respondent behaviors changes little over a lifetime.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Consequences only affect future behavior
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    A stimulus change that increases the future frequency of the behavior is....
    • A. 

      Reinforcer

    • B. 

      Punisher

  • 22. 
    It is the specific type of behavior (not the whole response class) that is strengthened or weakened by operant conditioning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    A stimulus condition whose termination functions as reinforcement
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