FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS

1. Detailed analysis of a behaviour to identify contingencies that sustain the behaviour. 2. Synthesis of a client's behaviour problems and variables that are associated with or hypothesized to cause them.

FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS: "Functional analysis looks at causes of behaviour."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-analysis/ (accessed November 17, 2017).
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