Jan 26 2016

SELECTING AND DEFINING TARGET BEHAVIORS

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selecting behaviourAccording  Cooper, Heron & William (2007), because behavior occurs within and across time, it has three fundamental properties, or dimensional quantities, that behavior analysts can measure.    Those fundamental properties are : Repeatability which is also called countability, Temporal extent, and Temporal locus. Repeatability is an ability of a test to repeatedly accrue the same result in subsequent measurements. Temporal extent is when every instance of behavior occurs during some amount of time. Lastly. Temporal locus is when every instance of behavior occurs at a certain point in time with respect to other events (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007, p.75). Continue Reading »

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Sep 25 2015

Challenges of Adolescent Years 12-18

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As we already know, when young people move from childhood to adolescence, they start facing with difficult challenges. They all want to know who they are. They start asking themselves a lot of different questions including, “What am I going to do with my life?”These are years of transition and development. When a person is seeking to change, define, find, or discover their new self, they will with no questions asked will run into conflicts until they find their true selves. Continue Reading »

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Aug 13 2015

Mutual Accountability Between Manager and Employee

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Article Courtesy of BestBusinesses.org.

Within business hierarchy, managers are those responsible for the performance of employees under their supervision. Maintaining the behavior and performance of employees up to par is a crucial part of an organization’s ability to meet its goals for output and profit. So how does a manager effectively harness the latent power and capabilities for optimal productivity found within workers?

For starters, managers must know when to intervene if worker performance falls below expectations. Continue Reading »

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Apr 29 2015

Suspect ADHD in Your Toddler? Proceed With Caution

Published by under ADHD,Chirldren

Finding out a child has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can be very stressful for parents. But not having the tools needed to cope with that child’s struggles will result in even greater stress as the child grows up. However, if you suspect you child may have ADHD, and he or she is still a toddler, proceed with caution. Growing toddlers are known for their hyperactive nature, and because impulsive and inattentive behavior is so commonly observed in them, diagnosing real cases of ADHD in those under six can be difficult. Child psychologists will tell you that certain ADHD behaviors in preschoolers are “developmentally appropriate” for given situations. Continue Reading »

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Mar 26 2015

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Bulimia

Published by under Behavior,Cognitive Development

Bulimia nervosa, non-purging bulimia, and binge-eating disorder are three inter-related medical conditions and they should not to be mistaken for being one and the same thing. Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that currently affects more women than men: for every ten women diagnosed, one man is. The condition is characterized by periods of marked overeating — binging — that are followed by some purging activity like regurgitation or the consumption of laxatives to rid the body of the excessively consumed food. Afterwards, those affected by the condition experience guilt or shame. Continue Reading »

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Sep 05 2014

A Happy Accident

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Team Solution and business partners success by cooperating as a financial unit coming together to create industry innovation with two people and a group of gears and cogs and a magnifying glass focused on a red one.

Team Solution and business partners success by cooperating as a financial unit coming together to create industry innovation with two people and a group of gears and cogs and a magnifying glass focused on a red one.

A few year’s ago I used to work in Downtown LA. One day I accidentally got stuck in the wrong lane and had to exit the freeway. The next entrance for the freeway was closed for construction, so I had to follow some detours to find the next entrance. Once this happened I discovered that this route would save me some time from the usual traffic in the freeway. I estimated that this route was saving me 3-5 minutes daily. I worked at my job for another 2 years after that point and I took that route daily, which at the end saved me a lot of time. Continue Reading »

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Mar 19 2014

Giving Three-Year-Olds Choice and Praising Good Behavior

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Article Courtesy of Health Cyber.

Some say the Terrible Two’s are the most taxing time to be a toddler’s parent. But even one year later, the road of parenting can be rough, which is not to say that these wearying periods are completely bereft of wonderment or joy.

Parents, as it’s always been the case, must get their bearings together and tough it out; age three is when children are privy to key developmental lessons, and parental guidance is crucial. Helping them navigate this time with grace will be rewarding for the both of you. At three, kids gain a more concrete sense of their own individuality, and it’s also during this period that their curiosity about the world expands astronomically. They’ll be posing questions left and right. Continue Reading »

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Sep 23 2013

What are the consequences of cyber bullying?

Published by under Chirldren

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By Phin Upham

Do children know just how serious cyber bullying can be? E Science News reports that a new study that will be published in the International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments reveals that many students are bullied and many have little or no knowledge of internet safety. Continue Reading »

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Aug 16 2013

Children’s Behavior Might Improve by Making Music

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Article by Phineas Upham

How important is music making at a young age? Very! A new study reveals that making music at a young age can actually enhance pro-social behavior and problem solving skills, Science Daily reports.

According to the article, the study was conducted by academics Dr. Maddie Ohl, Dr Anne Manyande, and undergraduate student Rie Davies from the School of Psychology at the University of West London. The study tested the helpfulness, co-operation, and problem solving skills of both boys and girls and examined whether there was a difference between the sexes. The students were separated into two groups: the music making group and the non-music making group. The study found that all the children in the music group were over 30 times more likely to help others, and girls were over 20 times more likely to help than boys. The study also found that music making at a young age enhanced co-operation six times more than the children in the no music group. Finally, the study revealed that boys were four times more likely to solve problems than boys in the non-music group.

Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905202851.htm

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About the Author: Phineas Upham is a writer and investor from NYC. You may contact him at Phineas Uphan Linkedin Page.

 

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Jan 31 2013

The Flynn effect: Are people getting smarter?

Published by under Brain

The Flynn effect: Are people getting smarter or are people merely getting more practice at the skills measured on IQ tests? 

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The IQ test results have been getting better and better, year over year, since IQ testing began. This is called the Flynn Effect.

For the Flynn Effect I favor that people are merely getting more practice at the skills measured on IQ tests. I believe that with every new generation and with the advancement of technology since the 1900’s, information has become more and more readily available, starting with newspapers, then radio, then TV and then the internet. I also believe that with every new generation people are usually more educated than the generations before and therefore parents start teaching their kids new things that their own parents had not thought them. Continue Reading »

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