A Study On The Theory Of An Aba Single Subject Design Essay

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Dziegielewski and Wolfe used an ABA single subject design in their study. The subject, a 24 year-old Caucasian female who was referred to as Brandy, took a pretest of the Self-Esteem Rating Scale (SERS) developed by Nugent and Thomas (1993) and the Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire (BIAQ) by Rosen, Srebnik, Saltzberg, and Wendt (1991) before the baseline data was collected. Negative scores on the SERS, which ranged from -120 to +120, meant low self-esteem and the higher the scores on the BIAQ, which ranged from 0-94, meant more avoidance behaviors, which indicated more body image disturbances. After completing these two measures, the baseline period of 20 days began, during which Brandy kept a Daily Body Satisfaction Log. The log was used to rate on a scale of one to ten, one indicating body satisfaction and ten indicating boy dissatisfaction, how the subject felt right after all three daily meals. This log was developed by the researchers and kept throughout all 43 days of the study. The intervention of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing was given in two sessions on day 21 and day 28 of the study. At the end of the 43 days of the study Brandy took the SERS and the BIAQ to collect posttest data. The EMDR intervention that was used in this study followed the protocols and procedures outlined in Shapiro (1995). It is an eight-phase treatment plan that addresses client history, treatment planning, preparation, assessment, desensitization, installation, body…

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