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MOTIVATING OPERATIONS AND TERMS TO DESCRIBE THEM: SOME FURTHER REFINEMENTS

MOTIVATING OPERATIONS AND TERMS TO DESCRIBE THEM: SOME FURTHER REFINEMENTS Over the past decade, behavior analysts have increasingly used the term establishing operation (EO) to refer to environmental events that influence the behavioral effects of operant consequences. Nonetheless, some elements of current terminology regarding EOs may interfere with applied behavior analysts' efforts to predict, control, describe, and understand behavior. The present paper (a) describes how the current conceptualization of the EO is in need of revision, (b) suggests alternative terms, including the generic term motivating operation (MO), and (c) provides examples of MOs and their behavioral effects using articles from the applied behavior analysis literature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis Wiley

MOTIVATING OPERATIONS AND TERMS TO DESCRIBE THEM: SOME FURTHER REFINEMENTS

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
2003 Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior
ISSN
0021-8855
eISSN
1938-3703
DOI
10.1901/jaba.2003.36-407
pmid
14596584
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Abstract

Over the past decade, behavior analysts have increasingly used the term establishing operation (EO) to refer to environmental events that influence the behavioral effects of operant consequences. Nonetheless, some elements of current terminology regarding EOs may interfere with applied behavior analysts' efforts to predict, control, describe, and understand behavior. The present paper (a) describes how the current conceptualization of the EO is in need of revision, (b) suggests alternative terms, including the generic term motivating operation (MO), and (c) provides examples of MOs and their behavioral effects using articles from the applied behavior analysis literature.

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Journal of Applied Behavior AnalysisWiley

Published: Sep 1, 2003

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