week 3

STAY WITHIN THE CONFINES OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IN YOUR REFERENCES (ABA
) NOT GENERAL PSYCOLOGY this discussin is specific for APPLIED BEHAVIOR
ANALISIS

1.  (517 )Discussion
topic 1 of 2

Address the
topics below. Your original response should be at least 350 words and should
reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned Readings for the week.
Remember, this is your chance to illustrate not only your understanding, but
also your mastery of the materials for the unit. Use your words wisely so the
posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Limit the use of
direct quotes, and do your best to critically synthesize and evaluate the
literature in your own words wherever possible. Make sure to include in-text
citations and a reference list as appropriate.

Provide a brief description of each of the following terms:
unconditioned stimulus, conditioned stimulus, neutral stimulus, conditioned
response, and unconditioned response. Using your personal or professional life
as a guide, please thoroughly describe a situation in which a neutral stimulus
became capable of producing a conditioned response. Be sure to identify all of
the primary components involved (i.e., each of the previously described terms).
Additionally, be sure your example is unique in comparison to peers in your
class. 

2.  (517) Discussion topic 2 of 2

Address the
topics below. Your original response should be at least 350 words and should
reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned Readings for the week.
Remember, this is your chance to illustrate not only your understanding, but
also your mastery of the materials for the unit. Use your words wisely so the
posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Limit the use of
direct quotes, and do your best to critically synthesize and evaluate the
literature in your own words wherever possible. Make sure to include in-text
citations and a reference list as appropriate.

After viewing the Respondent Conditioning presentation in
your reading this week, describe the types of behaviors that are most likely to
be modified through the use of respondent conditioning. Similar to the
presentation layout examples, create and thoroughly analyze and discuss an
example of respondent conditioning that is not previously described in the
readings, the presentation, or the first discussion topic.

3.  (512) Discussion topic 1 of 2

Address the
topics below. Your original response should be at least 350 words and should
reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned Readings for the week.
Remember, this is your chance to illustrate not only your understanding, but
also your mastery of the materials for the unit. Use your words wisely so the
posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Limit the use of
direct quotes, and do your best to critically synthesize and evaluate the
literature in your own words wherever possible. Make sure to include in-text
citations and a reference list as appropriate.

describe some
of the unique ethical considerations that come into play when using single
subject research. After an extensive review of the published literature, they
compiled a list of ethical recommendations to follow when using single subject
designs. Select two of these recommendations, and describe why you believe
these are critical when working with special populations (e.g., those with
developmental disabilities, mental retardation, or ADHD, etc.). How do these
recommendations connect to the social and empirical validity of a target behavior?

Important Considerations in Single Subject Research

This reading focuses on the unique aspects of conducting
research using single subject designs.

Where appropriate, be sure to reference information from
the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and Disciplinary Standards
documents located at http://www.bacb.com/Downloadfiles/BACBguidelines/BACB_Conduct_Guidelines.pdf

Source: Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and
Disciplinary Standards: Behavior Analyst Certification Board. Retrieved from http://www.bacb.com/.

4.  (512) Discussion topic 2 of 2

Address the topics below. Your original
response should be at least 350 words and should reflect the fact that you have
completed the assigned Readings for the week. Remember, this is your chance to
illustrate not only your understanding, but also your mastery of the materials
for the unit. Use your words wisely so the posting has substance and includes
examples and explanations. Limit the use of direct quotes, and do your best to
critically synthesize and evaluate the literature in your own words wherever
possible. Make sure to include in-text citations and a reference list as
appropriate.

Describe how the goals of prediction, verification, and
replication connect to the concepts of reliability and validity in the single
subject research study Select and describe one of the threats to internal
validity that you feel would be most applicable to the study you designed,
along with an explanation of why. How could you work around this potential
issue in your experimental design?