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The advantages of differential reinforcement include that it is acceptable, benign, constructive and it produces lasting change.  The disadvantages include effects may be delayed and there is mixed evidence of effectiveness.

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Ethical Considerations Regarding the Use of Punishment

The ethical considerations regarding the use of punishment revolve around three major issues:

  1.  the client’s right to safe and humane treatment
  2.  the client’s right to effective treatment
  3.  the professional’s responsibility to use least restrictive procedures

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Limitations of Shaping

 The Limitations of shaping

  1. It can be time consuming
  2. It can be misapplied
  3. It requires consistent monitoring
  4. Progress is not always linear
  5. Harmful behavior can be shaped

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Preference Assessments

There are three ways you can conduct a preference assessment.

Ask the person:
1. rank-ordering
2. choice format
3. open ended questions

Observe the person:
1. contrived free operant
2. naturalistic free operant

Trial Based Methods
1. single stimulus
2. paired stimuli
3. multiple stimuli with and without replacement

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Dimensional Qualities of Behavior

The dimensional qualities of behavior from which all behavioral measurements are derived include temporal extent, temporal locus, and repeatability.

Temporal Extent: refers to the fact that every instance of behavior occurs during some amount of time.

Temporal Locus: refers to the fact that every instance of behavior occurs at a certain point int time with respect to other events.

Repeatability: refers to the fact that a behavior can occur repeatedly through time.

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