What is APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA)?

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the practical application of Skinner's behavioral principles (i.e., operant conditioning) in practical settings. Variations of applied behavior analysis may be used clinically (in the form of behavior modification or behavior therapy) to treat conditions like smoking behaviors, tics, and other behavioral manifestations of pathology.

APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS (ABA): "Applied Behavior Analysis was used to extinct the unwanted behavior by removing reinforcement that followed this behavior."

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