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Decreasing Problematic Behavior

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Using the target behaviors from the first discussion topic, select one that you would like to focus on changing. With this goal in mind (increasing, maintaining, or decreasing the behavior), design an appropriate behavioral intervention that you believe would be effective in meeting your goal. Briefly discuss the ethical issues that apply, referencing either (or both) the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Guidelines for Responsible Conduct and/or the APA's Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular task, you are being asked to write about decreasing behavior. I suggest focusing on a simple solution for a simple behavior based on one applicable theory. I suggest using this simple outline:

1. The behavior - 100 words
2. The intervention & background - 150 words
3. Applicable ethical concern - 100 words

This outline should yield around 350 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

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This solution provides information, assistance and advice on the topic of decreasing problematic behavior through differential reinforcement. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.