ERIC Number: EJ591292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Sensitivity, Functional Analysis, and Behavior Genetics: A Response to Freeman et al.
Reiss, Steven; Havercamp, Susan M.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v104 n3 p289-93 May 1999
Sensitivity theory divides the causes of challenging behavior into three categories, aberrant contingencies, aberrant environments, and aberrant motivation. This paper replies to criticism that sensitivity theory is circular and unsupported by empirical evidence by reporting on studies that support the theory and rejecting the idea that sensitivity theory and functional analysis represent an "either/or" viewpoint. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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