PSY 7713 – Quiz 1 Unit 2 with Answers (100 out of 100 points)


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  1. A behavior that produces corresponding modifications or co-variations in other adaptive, untrained behaviors is a(n) ______ .
  2. A descriptive and temporally sequenced account of behavior in the natural environment is called a(n):
  3. An intervention goal that is measurable and observable must include which of the following?
  4. Behavior that exposes an individual to new contingencies, reinforcers, and stimulus controls is called:
  5. Behaviors have ______ if they affect a person’s life in a positive and meaningful
  6. Explicit behavior definitions are important in research of applied behavior analysis for all of the following except:
  7. Explicit behavior definitions are important to the practitioner of applied behavior analysis for all of the following except:
  8. Improving academic grades is not a good target behavior because academic grades:
  9. In determining the likelihood of success in changing a behavior, all of the following should be considered except:
  10. Interview questions should avoid why questions, because these tend to encourage ______ explanations of
  11. Juan is a six-year-old boy with a developmental disability who attends an integrated kindergarten Assessments have identified four target behaviors. Which behavior should be the first target for intervention?
  12. Learning a pivotal behavior can result in modification of other behaviors that have not yet been learned.
  13. One method of priority ranking various potential target behaviors is to use a(n):
  14. Outcome criteria should be established before intervention commences for all of the following reasons except:
  15. Potential target behaviors should not be selected if the primary reason for selection is the:
  16. The ______ of behavior rule states that a target behavior should only be selected when it can be determined that the behavior will produce natural
  17. The principle of ______ determines the degree to which a person’s behavior repertoire maximizes short- and long- term reinforcers for that individual and for others, and minimizes short and long term punishers.
  18. What important component in this intervention goal is missing? During in-home sessions, when presented with the antecedent, “What sound does a ______ make?” John will talk for 8 out of 10 trials across two consecutive
  19. What important component is this intervention goal missing? During math class, Alejandra will ask and answer questions within 30 seconds, in complete sentences, that are loud enough to be heard by the
  20. What question should be asked when assessing which goals or interventions should be put in place for a client?
  21. When a problem behavior has been targeted for reduction or elimination, the behavior analyst must always include a(n) ______ in the intervention
  22. When prioritizing behaviors for change, a chronic behavior ______ when compared to a more recently acquired
  23. Which of the following should not drive the development of potential goals and interventions?
  24. Which of the following terms or phrases should not be part of an observable and measureable intervention goal?