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Tuesday, August 6 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
22. Discovering Units of Analysis in our Concepts of Stimulus and Response - Room 106

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In 1935 B.F. Skinner published the paper On the Generic Nature of the Concepts of Stimulus and Response. Skinner’s publication laid the foundation for a science of behavior and has changed the lives of countless individuals with and without disabilities. This presentation will detail how Skinner discovered lawful behavioral principles by allowing his own behavior to be shaped by the behavior of his subjects. Participants will learn the importance of identifying precise units of stimulus and response. Participants will also learn the role that such units play in the analysis of classroom events, such as identifying the stimulus and response classes of socially significant problem behaviors. Additionally, this presentation will provide a discussion of how the analytic units discovered and defined by Skinner can be incorporated into an understanding of the complex behaviors instructors aim to develop for their students on the autism spectrum. Credits: Act 48, SW, Psych, PT, OT, BACB, INFANT

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David Roth

David Roth received his master’s degree in Behavior Analysis at California State University, Stanislaus. He currently consults with the Pennsylvania Technical Training and Assistance Network for public school classrooms serving students with autism across the state of Pennsylvania... Read More →

Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT