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ERIC Number: EJ1072104
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1539-4352
The Final Piece to a Complete Science of Behavior Behavior Development and Behavioral Cusps
Bosch, S├ębastien; Hixson, Michael D.
Behavior Analyst Today, v5 n3 p244-254 2004
In order to understand the complex behavior of an individual, what that individual has learned must be understood. Unfortunately, behavior analysis and psychology in general have not studied the cumulative effects of the learning principles. However, there are concepts in behavior analysis that, although not well researched, address this area. These concepts are basic behavioral repertoires, cumulative hierarchical learning, behavioral cusps, generative instruction, and pivotal areas of functioning. The importance of these concepts for assessment, the selection of target behaviors, and curriculum design is described.
Joseph Cautilli, Ph.D. & The Behavior Analyst Online Organization. 535 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-3220. Tel: 215-462-6737; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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