Behavior Analysis and Learning, 6th Edition

W. David Pierce, Carl D. Cheney

Taylor and Francis: Using a consistent Skinnerian perspective, Behavior Analysis and Learning: A Biobehavioral Approach, Sixth Edition provides an advanced introduction to the principles of behavior analysis and learned behaviors, covering a full range of principles from basic respondent and operant conditioning through applied behavior analysis into cultural design. The textbook uses Darwinian, neurophysiological, and biological theories and research to inform B. F. Skinner’s philosophy of radical behaviorism.

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Table of Contents for Behavior Analysis and Learning, 6th Edition

  • Front Matter
  • Chapter 1: A Science of Behavior: Perspective, History, and Assumptions
  • Chapter 2: The Experimental Analysis of Behavior
  • Chapter 3: Reflexive Behavior and Respondent Conditioning
  • Chapter 4: Reinforcement and Extinction of Operant Behavior
  • Chapter 5: Schedules of Reinforcement
  • Chapter 6: Aversive Control of Behavior
  • Chapter 7: Operant–Respondent Interrelationships: The Biological Context of Conditioning
  • Chapter 8: Stimulus Control
  • Chapter 9: Choice and Preference
  • Chapter 10: Conditioned Reinforcement
  • Chapter 11: Correspondence Relations: Imitation and Rule-Governed Behavior
  • Chapter 12: Verbal Behavior
  • Chapter 13: Applied Behavior Analysis