Further evaluation of antecedent social events during functional analysis

David E. Kuhn, Samantha L. Hardesty, Kevin Luczynski

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The value of a reinforcer may change based on antecedent events, specifically the behavior of others (Bruzek & Thompson, 2007). In the current study, we examined the effects of manipulating the behavior of the therapist on problem behavior while all dimensions of reinforcement were held constant. Both participants' levels of problem behaviors increased as a function of the altered behavior of the therapist without direct manipulation of states of satiation or deprivation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)349-353
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of applied behavior analysis
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Antecedent events
  • Contingency modeling
  • Functional analysis
  • Motivating operations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


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