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Mnemonics

This page is intended to provide budding behaviorists with ways to remember terms and concepts central to applied behavior analysis.  If you know of one that is not posted, please email Behaviorbabe and it will be added to the list below.

Terms and Concepts Central to Behavior Analysis

Underlying Assumptions: SPED or PEDS

Stands for: Scientific, Philosophic Doubt, Empiricism, Determinism

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Seven Dimensions: GET A CAB

Generality, Effective, Technological, Applied, Conceptually systematic, Analytic, Behavioral

 

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Levels of Measurement: IRON

Stands for: Interval, Ratio, Ordinal, Nominal

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Methods for Promoting Generalization:  SLIM GAP 

Stands for: Sequential modification, Loose training,  Indiscriminable contingencies, Multiple exemplars,  General case,  Ample natural contingencies, Programming common stimuli

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Direct Measures of Behavior: DR LIFE 

Stands for:  Duration, Rate, Latency, Inter-response time, Frequency, Event recording

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Indirect Methods of Measurement: PER MIT

Stands for:  Percent (%), Momentary time sample, Interval (partial and whole), Trials to criterion

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Components of Consent: VIC

Voluntary, Informed/Information, Court-decided Capacity  

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Dimensions of Behavior: DR F. TILL 

Stands for: Duration, Rate, Frequency, Topography, Intensity, Locus, Latency 

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Threats to Validity: MR. MRS. HIRE

Stands for: Mortality, Reactive measures, Maturation, Repeated measures, Selection, History, Instrumentation, Regression to the mean, Experimenter bias 

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Functions of Behavior: SEAT or EATS

Stands for: Sensory, Escape, Attention, Tangible

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