The Four-Term Contingency

The Four-Term Contingency

Behavior analysis has long been known as a field studying the three-term contingency (antecedent-behavior-consequence). More specifically, behavior analysis has tended to focus on overt/ observable behavior and how idiosyncratic reinforcement schedules (i.e., fixed, ratio) and the immediacy of reinforcement impacts behavior. Skinner has written extensively about the conceptual underpinnings of private events, although, experimental analysis of covert behavior has had a difficult journey into the scientific literature. Due to this, behavior analysis has been come to be known as the field in psychology that has neglected the study of thoughts, emotions, and cognition.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA) and Related Treatments (ACT, DBT, FAP)

A Beginner’s Guide to Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA) and Related Treatments (ACT, DBT, FAP)

What is Clinical Behavior Analysis?
Clinical Behavior Analysis (CBA) is at the intersection of behavior analysis and psychology. It is the application of behavioral principles to changing behaviors previously considered to fit in within the are of ‘mental health’. Clinical Behavior Analysis focuses on changing behavior through functional analysis and reinforcement of more adaptive behaviors

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Defusion, ACT and RFT

Defusion, ACT and RFT

by John Wesenberg, M.S., BCBA, LBA                                                                                          Defusion, ACT and RFT A core process of Acceptance and Commit Therapy (ACT) is defusion. ACT processes by nature are often confusing for...

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