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Behavior Management: From Theoretical Implications to Practical Applications

Behavior Management: From Theoretical Implications to Practical Applications - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0534608859

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ISBN13: 978-0534608859
ISBN10: 053460885X
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Published: 2004
International: No
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Behavior Management: From Theoretical Implications to Practical Applications - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0534608859

John W. Maag

ISBN13: 978-0534608859
ISBN10: 053460885X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Authored by nationally-recognized scholar and behavioral consultant Dr. John W. Maag, this book focuses primarily on students' observable behaviors and the environmental factors that affect their expression. As Maag points out, behavior management is probably one of the most misunderstood concepts in education. Written in a very accessible style, this book demystifies stereotypical beliefs and misconceptions regarding the use of reinforcement, punishment, and self-control. Maag offers clear, but detailed descriptions of proven intervention techniques, supplemented by a range of step-by-step guidelines, sample forms, charts, graphs and illustrations that assist teachers in implementing these techniques. Although the techniques described in the book are based on a sound theoretical and empirical foundation, the author has limited the use of technical jargon throughout his presentation.

Benefits:

  • As opposed to other texts that present information on principles of behavior (Chapter 4), techniques for recording behavior (Chapter 6), and methods for graphing behavior (Chapter 7) as being highly technical and dense, Maag infuses compelling examples and uses jargon-free prose to create a "user-friendly" text.
  • NEW! Based on reviewer suggestions, the second edition has been streamlined for increased clarity.
  • NEW! A new free companion web site includes templates for many of the sample forms used in the book for convenient access and printing; Links to the most valuable web sites on behavior management techniques; an array of electronic resources for students and professors; and InfoTrac® College Edition search terms.
  • The intervention technique chapters (Chapters 8-14) describe in detail how to implement behavior modification techniques. Each chapter includes "how-to" lists, charts, graphs, and illustrations.
  • Maag places an emphasis on positive and proactive behavior management, as opposed to other texts which assume that behavior can be explained and manipulated through medical, pharmacological, or genetic treatments.
  • Includes an entire Chapter on Self-Monitoring (Chapter 12, "Teaching Self Management").
  • Students and professors alike have praised Maag's personal and friendly approach to implementing behavior management strategies
  • NEW! New chapter-ending activities require students to observe a specific action or behavior in a classroom, or to use actual tools, such as observation charts, interval recording sheets, discussed in the text.
  • NEW! New end-of-chapter summaries help students reinforce key concepts introduced in that chapter.
  • NEW! Chapter 4 (Basic Principles of Behavior) has been reorganized for increased clarity. New visual aids have also been added to this chapter.
  • NEW! New coverage of writing behavioral support plans has been added to Chapter 7 (Functional Assessment).

Author Bio

Maag, John W. : University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments

1. INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT

Behavior Modification
Defining Behavior
Three-Term Contingency
Important Terms
Applied Behavior Analysis
Putting It All Together
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

2. IMPEDIMENTS TO MANAGING BEHAVIOR

The Medical Model
Academic and Social Behavior
Contextual Variation
Personal Standards and Social Behavior
The Concept of Control
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

3. THEORIES OF BEHAVIOR

Biophysical Explanations
Psychodynamic Theory
Behavioral Approaches
Social Learning Theory
The Ecological/Sociological Model
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

4. BASIC PRINCIPLES OF BEHAVIOR

Principles Related to Increasing Behavior
Schedules of Reinforcement
Principles Related to Decreasing Behavior
Stimulus Control and Related Terms
Response Class and Related Terms
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

5. COUNTING AND RECORDING BEHAVIOR

Reasons Counting Behavior Is Important
Considerations Prior to Recording Behavior
Factors to Consider When Pinpointing a Target Behavior
Techniques for Recording Behavior
Methods for Calculating Interobserver Reliability
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

6. GRAPHING BEHAVIOR

Benefits of Graphing Behavioral Observations
Elements of a Graph
Collecting Baseline Data
Designs for Graphing Behavioral Observations
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

7. FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT OF BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS

An Overview of Functional Assessment
Stages of Functional Assessment
Writing Behavioral Support Plans
Issues in Functional Assessment
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

8. PREVENTATIVE APPROACHES

Curricular Considerations
Direct Instruction
Environmental Accommodations
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

9. REINFORCEMENT TECHNIQUES FOR INCREASING BEHAVIOR

Token Economies
Behavioral Contracting
Group-Oriented Contingencies
Novel Applications of Positive Reinforcement
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

10. DIFFERENTIAL REINFORCEMENT FOR DECREASING BEHAVIOR

Types of Differential Reinforcement
Schedules of DRO and DRL
Considerations When Using Differential Reinforcement
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

11. PUNISHMENT

Undesirable Side Effects of Punishment
Limitations of Punishment
Types of Punishment
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

12. TEACHING SELF-MANAGEMENT

Theoretical Underpinnings of Self-Management
Self-Monitoring
Self-Evaluation
Self-Reinforcement
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

13. COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

An Overview of Cognitive-Behavior Modification
Methods of Cognitive-Behavioral Assessment
Cognitive-Behavior Modification Intervention Techniques
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References

14. PROMOTING GENERALIZATION

An Overview of Generalization
Strategies for Promoting Generalization
Recommendations for Applying Generalization Strategies
Issues in Promoting Generalization
Summary
Activities
Review Questions
References
Glossary
Index