Chapter 4. Operant Behavior I: Characteristics, Acquisition and Stimulus Control

  1. Peter Sturmey PhD Professor member Senior Lecturer Chief Psychologist clinical psychology trainee

Published Online: 17 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773192.ch4

Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention: A Functional Analytic Approach

Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention: A Functional Analytic Approach

How to Cite

Sturmey, P. (2008) Operant Behavior I: Characteristics, Acquisition and Stimulus Control, in Behavioral Case Formulation and Intervention: A Functional Analytic Approach, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773192.ch4

Author Information

  1. Queens College and The Graduate Center City University of New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 AUG 2008

Book Series:

  1. Clinical Psychology

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470018897

Online ISBN: 9780470773192

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Keywords:

  • operant behavior I - characteristics, acquisition and stimulus control;
  • operant behavior I - characteristics, acquisition and stimulus control;
  • behavior, governed by its consequences;
  • operant behavior maintenance;
  • simple schedules - fixed ratio (FR), variable ratio (VR), fixed interval (FI) and variable interval (VI);
  • human operant behavior;
  • symptomatic behavior - shaped through social contingencies;
  • Reinforcer Survey Schedule - use in adult mental health settings;
  • decreasing undesirable behavior with reinforcement;
  • basis of behavioral approaches to drug addiction treatment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Characteristics of Operant Behavior

  • Human Operant Behavior

  • Stimulus Control of Operant Behavior

  • Summary