Building Cooperative Behaviors: A Free Introduction to Behavior Analysis
Jeff Kupfer, PhD, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
In order to build cooperative behaviors in others, we must learn to change our own behavior patterns and practices. This class provides a brief overview of selected evidence-based behavior principles based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We will review the dangers of using coercive and punitive methods to change behavior, and will focus on positive alternatives.
Parents, Caregivers, Professionals, Educators/Teachers and Community Members will learn to use Cooperative Behavior Building methods for behavior change by:
Recognizing and understanding the five principles of behavior to enhance relationships
Distinguishing between proactive and reactive methods and how these two approaches result in diverse outcomes
Drawing upon Cooperative Behavior Building methods to increase positive behaviors and decrease challenging or problematic behaviors