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During intermittent reinforcement schedules maintaining a specified response, other behaviors neither shaped by nor directly maintained by the scheduled reinforcers emerge. These behaviors have been termed schedule-induced, interim, or adjunctive (e.g., Falk, 1971; Staddon, 1977) and include activities such as aggression, polydipsia, escape, and others. Adjunctive behaviors are typically restricted to the immediate post-reinforcement period, are sensitive to the deprivation conditions related to the reinforcer for the specific response, are a function of the reinforcer rate (or inter-reinforcement interval) for the specific response, and are excessive in nature. Finally, adjunctive phenomena show broad generality occurring across a variety of species (including humans) and a variety of intermittent schedule contexts. The current presentation will detail major findings from the research on adjunctive behavior (from 1961 to the present), as well as compare the major theoretical conceptualizations regarding their etiology and function. Additionally, arguments will be made against rate of response as a measurement strategy for adjunctive behavior. Finally, it will be argued that the induction process has important implications for assessing and managing challenging behavior in humans and that the conceptual focus for the study of the induction process should be modulation of motivation rather than the particular typographies of behaviors we observe.
Target Audience: Professionals for whom the topic is within their scope of practice. We welcome students and others who are also interested in the topic to join us.
By the end of this event participants should be able to:
Ron Allen, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA received his doctorate over thirty years ago from the University of Florida (Go Gators). Ron has worked both in the areas of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis. In the latter capacity he has directed three residential schools for adolescents with behavior disorders, including most recently serving for 18 years as the Director of the Ivy Street School for adolescents with brain injury. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Department of Behavior Analysis at Simmons University. He is also the Director of Behavioral Treatment Services for Riverside Community Care supporting adult individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral challenges. His research interests include brain injury, the management of negatively reinforced challenging behavior, adjunctive behavior, derived stimulus relations, conditioned reinforcement, and the philosophy of Behaviorism. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and is licensed as an Applied Behavior Analyst in Massachusetts (LABA). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies, as well as other boards and committees.
Our speaker are volunteering their time to present as part of the Cambridge Center Series and will not receive a speaker fees for presenting this event. 50% of the proceeds from this event are donated to The Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
ELIGIBLE PROFESSIONS: CONTINUING EDUCATION
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
After attending this event, attendees will select the correct answer on 80% of the questions within 3 attempts of the post-test that assesses the 4 learning objectives for this 3 hour event.
5:00 pm: Introduction
5:05 pm: Webinar begins
6:30 pm: 10 minute break
6:40 pm: First Q&A session
6:50 pm: Webinar resumes
7:45 pm: Second Q&A session
8:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms