Throughout this course, many opportunities are available to post an initial response to a Discussion topic as well as to respond to your classmate’s responses. After you have completed the Reading, and without reviewing your classmate’s responses, post your initial response to the following Discussion.
Your post should be at least 200–250 words in length and should extend the discussion of the group supported by your course materials and/or other appropriate resources. After you have submitted your initial post, review some of your classmate’s posts and respond to at least two of your classmates.
Refer to your Discussion Board Rubric in Course Resources for specific grading explanation.
In Chapter 2 of “Basic Concepts” (p.39, Cooper, Heron, & Heward) the authors discuss the difference between behavioral principles and behavior change techniques. Think back to a behavior (it could be one of your own) that you had hoped to change. What technique did you use? Using your understanding of behavior principles, explain your behavior and why your technique did or did not work. Make a clear connection between the behavioral principles and your technique.
Note: *Be sure to focus on an observable behavior and avoid hypothetical constructs like frustration, depression, or anger.