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16. (Points: 5) Fill in the blank. ______________ is when

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Fill in the blank. ______________ is when a behavior change in a person’s repertoire expands due to that person coming into contact with new environments, reinforcers/punishers, contingencies, responses, and stimulus controls.

a. Behavioral cusp

b. Habilitation

c. Normalization

d. Pivotal behavior

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T/F. A behavior analyst should NEVER plan to significantly reduce or eliminate a behavior from an individual’s repertoire without FIRST determining an adaptive behavior to take its place.

True False

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When determining which target behavior deserves attention first, which of the following is NOT one of the nine questions that should be asked?

a. How much will it cost to change this behavior?

b. Is this target behavior age-appropriate?

c. Will this new behavior produce higher levels of reinforcement?

d. How difficult will it be to change this target behavior?

e. Does this problem behavior entail any danger?

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Select ALL that Apply. According to Morris (1985), which of the following questions can be used to test the precision of the definition of a target behavior?

a. Can you break down the target behavior into smaller, more specific, observable, behavioral components?

b. Will the client understand the target behavior that you want them to learn once implementation of the program begins?

c. Will a stranger know exactly what you are looking for when you describe the target behavior you are planning to modify?

d. Can the target behavior be mistaken for any other behavior?

e. Can you count the number of times that the behavior occurs in a given period?

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According Hawkins and Dobes (1977), a good definition of a target behavior should include which of the following set of characteristics?

a. Behavior, ambiguity and boundaries

b. Completeness, objectivity and boundaries

c. Subjectivity, behavior and clarity

d. Objectivity, clarity and completeness

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