Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientific discipline concerned with applying techniques based upon the principles of learning to change behavior of social significance. It is the applied form of behavior analysis; the other two forms are radical behaviorism (or the philosophy of the science) and the experimental analysis of behavior (or basic experimental research).

The name "applied behavior analysis" has replaced behavior modification because the latter approach suggested attempting to change behavior without clarifying the relevant behavior-environment interactions. In contrast, ABA tries to change behavior by first assessing the functional relationship between a targeted behavior and the environment. Further, the approach often seeks to develop socially acceptable alternatives for aberrant behaviors.

ABA has been brought to bear on a wide range of areas and behavioral problems. Examples include such things as early intensive behavioral interventions for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research on the principles influencing criminal behavior, as well as HIV prevention, conservation of natural resources, education, gerontology, health and exercise, industrial safety, language acquisition, littering, medical procedures, parenting, psychotherapy, seatbelt use, severe mental disorders, sports, substance abuse, phobias, pediatric feeding disorders, and zoo management and care of animals.

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Capella University
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Scholarships for Applied Behavior Analysis Majors

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Bud and Mary Androff Scholarship

Racine Community Foundation

Up to $4,000 April 06, 2020 See Details

Bud and Mary Androff Scholarship

Racine Community Foundation

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Up to $4,000

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April 06, 2020
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CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Varies April 30, 2020 See Details

CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

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April 30, 2020
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