Attributes of Behavior Modification. Behavior can be precisely defined and measured. Behavioral principles form the basis for developing effective interventions. Behavior modification is based on the results of research. Interventions are derived from principles o behavior. Defining Behavior.
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Is lazy Doesn’t finish all 10 math problems
Uses bad language Says “shut up” when asked to books away
Is immature Cries when doesn’t get to be first in line
Is manipulative Asks Ms. Jones to listen to music after Mr. Smith says “no”
Acts oppositional Has to be told three times to stop talking to classmate
Is polite Says “thank you” after receiving a compliment
Acts friendly Smiles when talking to others
Has good work habits Sits up straight, keep s eyes on teacher, raises hand before talking
Gets along well with others Asks children to play games at recess
Exercises self-control Finishes work without being asked
1. Teacher asks
2. Billy calls
Freddy gets a
1. The student who always fights in the lunch line.
2. The student who enters the room with a look you
know means he’s angry and going to blow.
4. The student who is too self-conscious to read orally
and acts up when it’s her turn.
5. The student who whispers and talks excessively.
6. The student who becomes frustrated when given a page
of math problems or spelling words.
7. The student who cries when you return bad papers.
8. The student who daydreams or stares out the window
when she is to be working.
9. The student who tips in his chair often knocking it over
10. The student who dawdles and disliked leaving the room
Training that is expected to produce a specific character or
Pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral
or mental improvement.
Any stimulus that is presented or taken away after a behavior occurs
that decreases the future probability of the behavior occurring.
Any stimulus that is presented after a behavior occurs that
Increases The future probability of the behavior occurring.
Something given to a person for some accomplishment.
A systematic, performance-based, self-evaluative
method of changing behavior