Locate a psychological research journal article that is related to the discussion, and address the discussion topics posed below.
Address these items:
What are the factors that influence the link between attitudes and behavior?
Provide examples that illustrate the factors you choose.
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First off, as you locate a psychological research journal article that is related to the discussion, and address the discussion topics posed below, this article, though pretty deep, is relevant to today's teens and offers a solid example for you to consider:
Thomas, C. L., & Dimitrov, D. M. (2007). Effects of a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program on Teens' Attitudes Toward Sexuality: A Latent Trait Modeling Approach. Developmental Psychology, 43(1), 173-185.
This article clearly examines how teens' attitudes about sex strongly affect their sexual behaviors and decisions about sex or abstinence in turn. As you provide examples that illustrate the factors you choose, the authors reiterate how "even though there has been a marked decline in the teen birth rates, the current rate in the United States ...
Factors that influence the link between attitudes and behavior are briefly examined using a research article.
Functional Behavior Assessment Case Study
Functional Behavior Assessment
Every behavior is exhibited either to gain or avoid something. When learning to modify a target behavior, the first step is to find out what is the function of the behavior (gaining or avoiding), and then identify its purpose.
Describe a school-based example of two of the following: positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, punishment, or extinction.
Discuss at least two benefits of conducting an FBA to address problem behaviors.
After watching the video (located in the assessment section of the module), and filling out the A-B-C analysis form on Kira (the girl in the white shirt), discuss what the function of Kira's behavior is.
Nigel's problem behaviour includes cursing, making derogatory comments toward other students, yelling, spitting, and shoving chairs. Discuss the type of a measurement system you would use to collect data on Nigel's problem behaviors and explain your answer.
Using the information on the matrix for Nigel (located in the assessment section of the module), determine a possible function of the behaviour. Be sure to include a hypothesis statement.
Look at the graph (located in the assessment section of the module). The objective of the function-based intervention was to reduce the instances of Nigel's problem behaviours (i.e., cursing, making derogatory comments toward other students, yelling, spitting, and shoving chairs) during a twenty-minute small-group activity. Discuss whether or not the intervention was successful. If you were the teacher, would you keep, modify, or discontinue the intervention? Explain your answers.
Discuss how you would go about evaluating an unsuccessful intervention. Include two specific factors that you would examine and explain why they are important.
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