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ERIC Number: ED057298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug
Pages: 18
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Prolegomena to the Measurement and Assessment of Human Behavior.
Jenkins, W. O.
The evaluation of gross human behavior, its measurement and assessment are discussed. The four-stage approach to behavioral analysis (specification, intervention, assessment, and prevention) is described, using criminal behavior as a case in point. An example is given of assessment-intervention reciprocity, and the three levels of behavioral measurement (immediate, intermediate, and ultimate) are discussed. The pervasive role of generalization in intervention assessment is indicated, and the task of predicting recidivism as the criterion is pointed out. The direct and indirect ways of observing human behavior are presented, and the 10 basic dimensions of behavioral measurement are given. The six-stage process of behavioral research is given, and the prediction of recidivism is related to the Environmental Deprivation Scale, which serves as a door-opening device for intervention. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Rehabilitation Research Foundation, Elmore, AL. Draper Correctional Center.