FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS By Nugent, Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 PROCESS ANALYSIS ERROR ANALYSIS PROPENSITY ANALYSIS Q-TECHNIQUE FACTOR ANALYSIS FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT CANONICAL ANALYSIS GENERAL LINEAR MODEL PATH ANALYSIS FORMATIVE TENDENCY BEHAVIOR REVERSAL Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/functional-analysis/ (accessed January 16, 2019).