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Behavioral Contrast

Behavioral Contrast

Behavioral contrast occurs in a multiple schedule of reinforcement or punishment and describes what happens when a change in the schedule of one part of the reinforcement or punishment changes a behavior in an opposite direction in the other component of the schedule. An example from Applied Behavior Analysis given is that of a child who eats cookies at the […]

Echoics, Mands, Tacts

Echoics, Mands, Tacts

The Echoic is a verbal operant that is present when a person verbally repeats what another person says. ¬†Echoic is a point-to-point correspondence meaning that the verbal stimulus and response products match in entirety. Motor imitation is related to echoics and can be a stepping stone to learning echoic behavior. ¬†Echoics are a precursor to other verbal operants, such as […]