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Coercion and Its Fallout
Coercion and Its Fallout, Revised EditionBy Murray SidmanDo you use Coercion? No? When you have finished this book, you are going to be very surprised; you are going to know some things about yourself that you never knew before.We use coercion almost exclusively to control each other; many find it hard to imagine any other way. The author asks, Does the death penalty deter potential murderers? Is harsh retaliation the answer to the discipline problem in our schools? Do the standard coercive practices work? - in law enforcement, behavior therapy, education, the family, business, the armed forces, diplomacy.Behavior analysis has shown that they do not work. Coercion is in the long run self-defeating. Punishment eventually proves counterproductive. Sidman presents a rational discussion of matters in which emotions usually run strong. He proposes that what we have learned in the laboratory can provide guides both for personal conduct and public policy. Format: Paperback Pages: 300 Publisher: Authors Cooperative, Inc. Publish Date: 2000 ISBN-10: 1888830018 Language: English  


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Coercion and Its FalloutStudy Guide
Coercion and Its Fallout, Study Guide by James KoppOver the years, I have been writing my own questions for more and more of the material I use in my classes. . . . The students I have sent on to study under other behavior analysts have always been said to 'know their stuff.' But my strongest reinforcement comes from knowing that I have minimized coercion and maximized reinforcement for the construction of correctly formed bits of verbal behavior analysis among considerable numbers of the future shapers in our community. . . . It helps when a book come along that is well-written and attractive both for its scientific merit and its humanity. It is even better when that book is designed to be used to give reasoned perspective to a side of behavior analysis that is not always taken up as much as it should be. Such a book is Coercion and Its Fallout. ISBN 1-888830-00-X (paper) 114 p.


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College Keys: Getting In,Doing Well,Avoiding the 4 Big Mistakes
College Keys: Getting In, Doing Well, Avoiding the 4 Big Mistakes by Roger W. McIntire College Keys provides an insider's tips for the whole college process - from choosing a college to the application and interview process, to making the grades and staying on 'til graduation - with practical advice and explanations for each step along the way. This new book by Roger McIntire is a sensible and readable overview for the college-bound and their anxious parents. It provides the valuable advice we all could have used in our search for the right college as well as the guidance needed to make the right decisions and avoid the four big mistakes in habits, housing, health care and management of time and money throughout the college years. Dr. McIntire, Professor Emeritus, was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies during his 32 years at the University of Maryland. He directed campus-wide programs to help students succeed and annual summer workshops for anxious parents. Dr. McIntire's style has an attractive and humorous quality punctuated by anecdotes from his years on the college firing line. His chapter for parents shows an unusual sensitivity to the parents' apprehensions at sending their son or daughter off to college. ISBN: 0-9640558-7-2 (paper)250 p.Published by Summit Crossroads Press


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Continuously Programmed Environmentsand the Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior
Continuously Programmed Environments and the Experimental Analysis of Human Behaviorby J. Brady Continuously programmed environments represent an approach to the study of complete repertoires of human behavior by combining the conceptual framework of experimental analysis with the naturalistic goals of ethological observation. There are many areas of application of behavior analysis that could benefit greatly from research in a programmed environment. For example, the conditions of an employment situation can be simulated in a programmed environment for research on management and performance maintenance (NASA has been interested in simulating working conditions under extended confinement and isolation). Also, drug self-administration and feeding behavior have been studied over extended periods in a programmed environment. No reader interested in complex human behavior is likely to come away from reading this monograph without a sense of excitement about the avenues of experimental exploration made possible by continuously programmed environments. Brady's work evokes innovative responses from others, as is evident in the breadth of the topics considered by commentators Morris, Logue, and Branch. ISBN 1-881317-00-5 (1992) 68 p.


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Dog Training Kit - Clicker Training
Dog Training Kit - Clicker Training Includes new EXPANDED edition of Clicker Training for Dogs book! Everything you need to get started! This kit is a great way to train a new puppy, an adopted dog, or an older dog that just didn't respond well to conventional choke-chain training. You'll see a difference in your dog in just a few short sessions! This kit includes: The New Expanded Getting Started Clicker Training for Dogs Book (approx. 100 pages), an i-Click, a set of Click-a-Trick Cards, an open out instruction booklet teaching how to use the clicker itself, and a sample of dog treats. KPKT416R


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Dog Training Kit Plus - Clicker Training
Dog Training Kit Plus - Clicker TrainingIncludes new EXPANDED edition of Clicker Training for Dogs book and Clicker Magic on DVD! Everything you need to get started! This kit includes the new expanded edition of Getting Started: Clicker Training for Dogs, an i-Click, a quick-reference instruction booklet on the essentials of clicker training, Click Magic DVD, and a sample of dog treats. This kit is a great way to get you started with a new puppy, an adopted dog, or an older dog that just didn't respond well to conventional choke-chain training. You'll see a difference in your dog in just a few short sessions! This Kit includes: The New Expanded Getting Started Clicker Training for Dogs Book (approx. 100 pages), an i-Click, a set of Click-a-Trick Cards, an open out instruction booklet teaching how to use the clicker itself, Click Magic DVD, and a sample of dog treats. KPKTPLUSR


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Don't Shoot the Dog! Revised Edition
Don't Shoot the Dog! By Karen PryorKaren Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! A bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal-and human-behavior. A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in pets, kids-even yourself-without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips∨ shooting the dog. In this book you will find: The principles of the revolutionary clicker training method, which owes its phenomenal success to its immediacy of response-so there is no question what action you are rewarding. Eight methods of ending undesirable habits-from furniture-clawing cats to sloppy roommates. The 10 laws of shaping behavior-for results without strain or pain through affection training. Tips for house-training the dog, improving your tennis game, or dealing with an impossible teen. Explorations of exciting new uses for reinforcement training. Valued around the world by pet trainers as well as psychology professors. Format: Paperback Pages: 202 Author: Pryor, Karen Publisher: Bantam Books Publish Date: 1999 ISBN-10: 0553380397 ISBN-13: 9780553380392 Language: English  


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Enjoy Successful Parenting: Practical Strategies for Parents of Children 2-12
Enjoy Successful Parenting: Practical Strategies for Parents of Children 2-12 by Roger W. McIntire Here's the help parents need to stay calm, confident, and in control as they encounter the daily stresses and turmoil of raising young children. This book is organized around the Five T's for successful parenting: TUNE IN to what's going on, TRANSMIT the right messages, TAKE ON just a few good rules, TEACH with good listening and coaching, and TEAM UP with adults who can help. Each of the book's five parts concludes with exercises to help parents practice techniques and observe their child's reactions and interactions within the family. The book also includes sections on games children play to maneuver their parents and suggestions for appropriate parental reactions. The book contains hundreds of examples and dialogues to illustrate listening skills, alternatives to punishment, special single-parent problems, planning sessions for handling problems, and the expansion of child responsibilities. The author's favorite theme is, You can't make a garden just by pulling weeds. Quotes from the book: Selecting behaviors to reward with positive attention is the main business of being a parent. Whatever solution Mom tries, the focus needs to be on the consequences. One of the cardinal rules about consequences is that they must be judged by how they influence behavior and not by how we think we would react to the consequence. ISBN 0-9640558-5-6 (paper) 284 p.Published by Summit Crossroads Press Author: Roger W. McIntire ISBN-10: 0-9640558-5-6


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Equivalence Relations and BehaviorA Research Story
Equivalence Relations and Behavior: A Research Story by Murray Sidman How does the work of Sidman and his coworkers on equivalence relations fit into science and into life? Why were the experiments really done (the Journals never let you tell the whole story)? How did the researchers feel about what they were doing? Much new material, along with reprints, shows the ups and downs, moments of joy along with frustrations, intellectual triumphs and puzzles, intricacies of the reasoning process--and, of course, data. Clearly, Sidman is uncomfortable without data; he has spent his life gathering new data, thinking about it, and working out the next steps. Here is his story. From the Author's Introduction:A major source of my own interest has been what seems to me a central role of equivalence relations in making language such a powerful factor in our everyday social intercourse ...One of the most fascinating observations is that we often react to words and other symbols as if they are the things or events they refer to. . . . This treatment of linguistic forms as equivalent to their referents permits us to listen and read with comprehension, to work out problems in their absence, to instruct others by means of speech or text, to plan ahead, to store information for use in the future, and to think abstractlyall of these by means of words that are spoken, written, or thought in the absence of the things and events they refer to. ISBN 0-9623311-6-3 (1994) 606 p. (paper)Published by Authors Cooperative, Inc.


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Ethics at Work
Ethics at Work by Darnell Lattal, Ph.D. and Ralph W. Clark, Ph.D. On a personal level, everyone must answer the following question: What is my highest aspiration? The answer might be wealth, fame, knowledge, popularity, or integrity. But if integrity is secondary to any of the alternatives, it will be sacrificed in situations in which a choice must be made. Such situations will inevitably occur in every person's life. Murphy Smith, ethicist and author, Business and Accounting Ethics Events at work affect us in countless ways. The products and services upon which we depend, the communities in which we live, the well-being of our families, our economic security--all are affected by what happens in the workplace. The kinds of people we are--our commitments to one another, how we view competition andcooperation, our sense of personal and social responsibility--are reflected by what we do at work. We also spend a large part of our day at work, so the setting offers an excellent opportunity for practicing ethical conduct. Yet, few companies require that their leaders analyze the ethical cost/benefit of a particular action in planning a marketing strategy or setting up annual budgets. Candidates for employment are seldom asked to describe how they have actually handled ethical dilemmas, requiring detailed description of the process of decision making and action. When managers must make tough decisions about people or resources, rarely do plans for action include the company's ethical obligations. All too often, companies fail to visibly and formally recognize those persons who place integrity above making commissions or refusing to do other things that they judge to be the wrong thing to do. Have you ever heard of senior leadership praising, in meaningful and visible ways, an account executive for losing a sale by doing the right thing? In reality, sales personnel are often punished for losing sales, regardless of the reason. It must be difficult for them to watch as others receive recognition or a bonus when the very sale that the ethical seller refused would have been sufficient to earn that bonus. The downfall of Enron, WorldCom, and HealthSouth, to name a few, demonstrates that ethics needs to be an on-the-table topic, with the goal of including ethical processes as part of the usual and customary way that business is done. This book provides a framework for identifying and implementing strategies to improve the ethical climate in the workplace. It provides the tools of applied behavior analysis to help each of us make changes in our own actions where neededto behave in a more ethical manner. This book is also designed to serve as a concise, practical text for students of business and ethics. Lattal and Clark transform the challenge of workplace ethics from words, words, words to choices, decisions, and actions. Through principles and examples, they guide managers in assessing and changing their own ethical behavior, as well as the ethical behavior of people who report to them. This is a long-overdue book, one that brings ethics to life; teaches us real-world applications. Managers should read it, and put it into practice. Dwight Harshbarger, Ph.D., Executive Director, Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies Soft CoverISBN: 0-937100-10-2
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