Book: Weis, R. (2020). Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, (4th ed.). Los Angeles: Sage. Steel, D. (1998). His bright light: The story of Nick Traina. New York: Dell.
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This is the book: Weis, R. (2020). Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, (4th ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.
Steel, D. (1998). His bright light: The story of Nick Traina. New York: Dell.

Journal on Chapter 5: Read the case study below, it’s in Chapter 5. Assume you are a psychologist working with a patient who is a 14 year old female with Intellectual Disability (ID). She exhibits self-injurious behavior, which appears to be due to attention-seeking & getting out of required demands from her parent. In your text, a case like this was addressed successfully using positive punishment (electric shocks). Assume that you cannot use any form of positive punishment. Write about how you’d analyze this patient’s behavior, including looking at antecedents & consequences. Explain the difficulties of using positive punishment generally. Then explain how you would use positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, and negative punishment to address the target behavior of self-injurious behavior

Case Study: Applied Behavior Analysis (from textbook)

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach to identifying a child’s problematic behavior, determining its function or purpose, and systematically changing it. The principles of ABA are based on the work of B. F. Skinner (1974), who believed that the study of behavior should be founded on observable, quantifiable data. Skinner asserted that psychologists do not need to rely on latent (unobservable) constructs to explain and predict behavior. Instead, behavior can be understood in terms of overt actions and environmental contingencies. Rather than viewing behavior as originating from within the person, applied behavior analysts understand behavior primarily as a function of environmental antecedents and consequences (Vollmer et al., 2014).