attached is the grading rubric and the case studies.For this units Assignment, you will use the concepts in this
course to analyze three case studies. You should rely on the textbook readings.
Be sure to include other outside research that is from peer-reviewed behavior
analytic journals. The case studies are located in the Course Documents area.After reviewing each case study, write out the answers to the
following questions for each case:Case 1: The Case of Bobby1.Select and identify a
target behavior for increase in this case and provide an operational
definition.2.Identify and discuss
the reinforcement system at work that is supporting the undesired target
behavior. Define operant conditioning and discuss how this method works to
increase desired behavior.3.Select and outline a
reinforcement-based intervention for this case and include your rationale for
selection. Be sure to include a definition of positive reinforcement and
operant conditioning in your discussion.Case 2: The Case of Jackie1.Identify the target
behavior and provide an operational definition.2.Both classical and
operant conditioning account for Jackie developing this phobia. Pick one and
use it to explain why Jackie has remained fearful of dogs.3.What evidence-based
behavior modification program can be designed for Jackie so that she does not
experience fear when seeing dogs? What is your rationale for selection?Case 3: The Case of Emma1.Identify the target
behavior and provide an operational definition.2.Discuss the principles
of operant conditioning that may be maintaining Emma’s current challenging
behavior.3.Describe how you could
apply operant conditioning theory to create an evidence-based behavior
modification to address Emma’s behavior. Outline all components of the
procedure selected and be sure to provide the rationale for its selection based
on the information provided in #2.Your Assignment should be 35 pages (not including your title
page or references) in 12-point, Times New Roman font. Include citations to
avoid plagiarism. It is always necessary to give the author credit.In addition, please make sure to include a reference page, with
a professionally recognized method of formatting and documentation for all
sources. Please be sure to use proper APA format for all of your sources.
Direct quoting of sources should be kept to a minimum. For more information on
citing sources, refer to the APA Quick Reference on the Course Resources Page
or to the Writing Center.
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Unit 4 Assignment Rubric
Clearly identifies and operationally defines the target
behavior of each case.
Clearly identifies the reinforcement system at work in
each case supporting the undesired target behavior.
Clearly identifies an evidence-based behavior
modification strategy for each case based on the
Reading and provides a rationale for this strategy.
Structure: Paper includes a title page, introduction with
thesis statement, conclusion, and in-text citations and
reference page using APA style.
Paper is appropriate in length (body of the paper should
be 35 pages, not including the title page or reference
Paper includes reference to the textbook and any other
academic sources used.
Mechanics: Paper uses Standard American English
including correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation,
and complete sentences and paragraphs.
Paper is free of typographical errors.
Paper includes a highly developed viewpoint and
Paper demonstrates superior organization;
communication is highly ordered, logical, and unified.
An explanation of the points earned, as well as
where the Assignment could be strengthened will
be included with your grade.
Unit 4 Assignment Case Study Transcripts
Case 1: The Case of Bobby This is Bobby. He is 8 years old. Despite the fact that he is reminded
frequently to clean up, his room is always in a state of disarray. His father would like to increase the
frequency of Bobby cleaning his room. You are a behavior analyst and you put together a behavior
modification program for Mr. Kelly to use that will address the problem and incorporates operant
Case 2: The Case of Jackie Meet Jackie. She has a phobia of dogs that she has had since she was 3 years
old. When Jackie was 3, she was playing in her yard and a neighbors dog came up to her and bit her
hand. Jackie had to go to the doctor and get stiches. Even though she is now 23 years old, she still
remembers every detail and has an intense phobic reaction around dogs. Her heart beats really fast and
she feels sick to her stomach. She would just continue to avoid dogs but she will soon be getting married
to a dog trainer so she needs to overcome her phobia of dogs. Jackie is coming to you, a behavior
analyst, for help so she can marry her fiancé and live happily ever after.
Case 3: The Case of Emma This is 4-year-old Emma. She loves to play with her toys, but she refuses to
clean them up when she is asked. Her parents have tried hard to teach her to clean her room. They have
offered her rewards. They also have put her in time out when she would not listen but nothing has
worked. Instead of cleaning, Emma gets mad and throws a big tantrum. She cries and screams. She
sometimes even throws her toys and makes a bigger mess. She does this until her parents decide to pick
her up and to clean up for her. You are a behavior analyst who will help Emmas parents get a handle on
this behavior while she is still a little girl.
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