PS517 Advanced Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis



Learning Module Assignment and Journal entry.

Your Final Project requires you to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention on the

behavior you focused on in Units 1, 3, and 6. In Unit 1 you identified a personal target behavior to

change. In Unit 3, you answered a number of questions about that behavior. In Unit 6 you conducted a

functional behavior assessment and selected an intervention to use. By now you have had at least 2

weeks of attempting to change the behavior by implementing your intervention.

Clearly, describe the intervention you implemented. Provide sufficient detail such that readers of your

intervention procedure would be able to replicate the procedure with high treatment fidelity. Provide a

scholarly description of the evidence base supporting the approach you selected to change your

behavior. Then, describe how effective the intervention was in changing your own behavior, what

problems you had, any steps you could have taken to achieve better results, and any other relevant

insights that might be applicable regarding your attempt to modify the behavior.

Now consider all of the tools you have available to you now that we are nearing an end in the course.

Are there changes you would make to enhance your intervention since you created the plan for it in Unit

6? In particular, would you now incorporate antecedent approaches or punishment-based approaches?

Why or why not?

Please be sure to discuss any ethical considerations that might be applicable with respect to the type of

the intervention you chose and the behavior being addressed.

Your Final Project must be written in essay format, 12-point font, and double-spaced. You are required

to use APA format and citations.

This paper should be between 10-12 pages in length. A minimum of five resources should be used for

the final project.

The paper should:

  •  Follow Assignment directions (review grading rubric for best results).
  •  Use correct APA formatting per the APA Publication Manual, 6th ed.
  •  Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in

Standard American English.

  •  Be written in Standard American English and be clear, specific, and error-free. If needed, be sure

to use the Kaplan University Writing Center for help.

Your paper should include:

  •  Title Page
  •  Abstract
  •  Main Body of the paper (10–12 pages)
  •  Reference page

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