FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS By N., Sam M.S. - 61 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." Related Psychology Terms Counselor and Client Safety Characteristics and Behaviors of Effective Counseling Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Selecting a Diagnosis Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Identifying Relevant Theories and Models CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY Comparison of Assessment Tools Evaluation of a Qualitative Study Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-analysis/ (accessed June 29, 2022).