First Course in Applied Behavior Analysis
Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc
ISBN 10: 1577664728
ISBN 13: 978-1577664727
In this creative, engaging approach to behavior analysis, written in clear, jargon-free language, Chance blends realistic examples with research and case studies. The text includes excerpts from formidable works by respected scholars, exposing readers to significant insights about how behaviorists solve behavior problems. Chance wants his readers to learn the language of behavior analysis, to become acquainted with the most important procedures for changing behavior, and to recognize that scientific method can be used successfully to solve problems. He has created an interactive classroom experience to facilitate the learning and application of practical solutions to behavior problems. In a simulated classroom, course content is presented by Dr. CeeÂa fictional instructor whose lectures are punctuated by frequent questions designed to keep readers on their toes and to think critically about a particular topic. This authoritative yet comprehensible text is written for an audience that includes parents, teachers, counselors, psychologists, therapists, and social workers.
Titles of related interest also from Waveland Press: Kazdin, Behavior Modification in Applied Settings, Seventh Edition (9781577667803); Lutz, Learning and Memory, Second Edition (ISBN 9781577663614); and Todd-Bohart, Foundations of Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Fourth Edition (ISBN 9781577664109).
"A beautifully written introduction to behavior analysis! These are the discussions from which my students could so greatly benefit. Chance has written them out in an informative and comprehensible manner." --Lee Mason, University of Texas at San Antonio
About the Author
Paul Chance received his Ph.D. in Psychology from Utah State University. He started his career as a school teacher (grades 7-9), and has been an Adjunct Instructor at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and at Salisbury University (Maryland.). Formerly he was Book Review Editor of "Psychology Today" magazine, a Senior Fellow of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, and a member of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment advisory board.