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Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis
Jack Michael, professor in the Psychology Department at Western Michigan University, obtained his Ph.D. in 1955 at UCLA. During his first teaching position at Kansas University he was much influenced by reading B. F. Skinner's Science and Human Behavior. As a result of the influence of rehabilitation psychologist Lee Meyerson at the University of Houston he began to apply ...more
Paperback, Revised edition (2004), 234 pages
Published June 28th 1993 by Assn for Behavior Analysis
(first published 1993)
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Jun 07, 2016 Theresa Truax-Gischler rated it it was amazing
Essential underpinning theory for any Applied Verbal Behavior or Applied Behavior Analysis practitioner. If you are interested in understanding why a person engages in a particular behavior at a particular moment, this is where you will find the analysis of motivating operations. Michael's presentation of concepts and principles related to habituation and satiation, respondent and operant conditioning, and the control of operant (learned) behaviors by motivational variables is crucial background ...more