Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key


Play button


Play button




Click to flip

22 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
A measure of how rates of response change over time
A simple tally of number of occurrences of a behavior
Response rates of behaviors occurring within a controlled opportunity to emit the response
Discrete trial
The amount of time that a behavior occurs
When observers tally or count behaviors as they occur
Behaviors that have discrete beginning and ending points require minimal displacement of the organism in time and space, can be emitted at nearly any time, do not require much time for completion and can be emitted over a wide range of response rates
Free operant
The number of times a specific behavior occurs in som period of time
The amount of time that elapses between two consecutive instances of a response class
IRT (interresponse time)
The strength, force, or intensity of each instance of the target behavior
Measuring the behavior after it has occurred by measuring the effects of that behavior produced on the environment
Permanent product
When observers record whether the behavior occurred at any time during the interval
Partial interval
A ratio that expresses the amount of a behavior as a certain number of responses per every 100 responses
Uses head counts to measure "group behavior"
PLACHECK (planned activity check)
The number of behaviors occurring in a unit of time, usually expressed as responses per minute og responses per hour
Instances of a response class can occur repeatedly through time
The point in time when a response occurs with respect to the occurrence of an antecedent stimulus
Response latency
Every instance of behavior that occurs during some amount of time
Temporal extent
Every instance of behavior occurs at a certain point in time with respect to other events
Temporal locus
Refers to a variety of methods for observing and recording behavior during intervals or at a specific moment of time
Time sampling
The form or shape of the behavior
The number of times response opportunities are presented before an individual achieves a preestablished level or accuracy or proficiency
When observers record whether the behavior was present throughout the entire interval