Behavior as a Science: ABA All Around Us

Behavior as a Science: ABA All Around Us

The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis do not just occur within the vacuum of a clinical or therapeutic setting. Believe it or not, we see the fundamentals of ABA constantly in our daily lives. For this “ABA All Around Us” series, we’re going to break down some...
Behavior as a Science: Understanding Functions

Behavior as a Science: Understanding Functions

When trying to understand why a behavior is occurring, we need to consider the four functions of behavior. As discussed in a previous post, behavior occurs as a result of a history of reinforcement, but the functions of behavior tell us what exactly is reinforcing, or...
Behavior as a Science: The Reinforcer

Behavior as a Science: The Reinforcer

In order to modify behavior, we must understand why the behavior is occurring in the first place. One of the most important ways to determine why a behavior is occurring, is to understand what is reinforcing it. Reinforcement is what occurs directly following a...
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