Help with Activity Transitions, plus Reinforcement Schedules for Lasting Behavior Change

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Dr. Amy OdumJune 25, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Help with Activity Transitions, plus Reinforcement Schedules for Lasting Behavior Change

About the Presenter: Dr. Amy Odum, PhD

BACKGROUND/EDUCATION Dr. Amy Odum completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Vermont’s Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory after earning her Ph.D. and M.A. in Psychology, specializing in Behavior Analysis, from West Virginia University. She is currently a professor of psychology at WVU.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Odum is distinguished for her major contributions to our understanding of delay discounting. Other research interests are in such behavioral phenomena as response persistence and resistance to change, sensitivity to delayed outcomes, conditional discriminations, and response variability. Dr. Odum’s research has attracted substantial federal support, including grants from NIMH and NIDA. She has held key leadership positions in ABAI, the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (including a term as president), and Division 25 of the American Psychological Association (including a term as president). Dr. Odum has served on the board of editors of a number of journals and is currently Editor for the Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Event Location: Online – Webinar

Number of Type-2 CEU’s earned: 3.0 CEU’s

Cost to Attend: $60 (includes registration, and 3.0 BACB Type-II CEU’s) **For those who cannot attend the live event, there is an option to access the recording on-demand (see below). Purchase will include access to the recorded event for up to one week after the live event, AND opportunity to earn CEU’s for viewing.

About the Event: This 3 hour web-based event will is designed for ABA practitioners interested in learning about A.) supporting learners who struggle with transitions between activities, and B.) designing schedules of reinforcement to maximize maintenance of pro-social behaviors and preventing relapse in treatment of maladaptive behaviors.

Learning Objectives: Upon completing this webinar, participants will:

  1. Be able to describe the basic principles that determine the aversiveness of schedule transitions.
  2. Be able to identify schedule transitions between activities of different values in applied settings.
  3. Be able to describe what basic factors determine resistance to change and relapse.
  4. Be able to identify circumstances where principles of behavioral momentum can facilitate behavior-reduction programming and skills-acquisition programming.
  5. Be able to define delay discounting and factors that increase it.
  6. Be able to identify applied situations where delay discounting may contribute to poor behavioral outcomes.

Relevant Readings

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning – Chapter 11: Behavioral Momentum and Resistance to Change (Andrew R. Craig, John A. Nevin, & Amy L. Odum)

https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118468135.ch11

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