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General BCBA Exam Questions & Answers 2022. 1. A behavior analyst has implemented a behavior support plan that includes extinction, DRA, and a mild punisher (firmly saying "no"). The behavior suppor... t plan is effective in reducing the child's aggressive behavior. The behavior analyst is uncertain which intervention(s) is producing the behavior reduction. What could the behavior analyst do to determine which of the interventions is effecting the behavior? - Ans-conduct a component analysis 2. A behavior analyst is attempting to determine the most effective amount of attention to use as a reinforcer for a school child. After a baseline with no praise contingent on completing a math problem, treatment is implemented which involves 10 seconds of praise, 20 seconds of praise, or 5 seconds of praise. This type of analysis is called a _____ - Ans-parametric analysis 3. A behavior that has sudden and dramatic consequences that extend well beyond the idiosyncratic change itself because it exposes the person to new environments, reinforcers, contingencies, responses, and stimulus controls is called _____ - Ans-behavioral cusp 4. A behavior that is elicited by antecedent stimuli and is "brought about" by a stimulus that precedes it is _____ - Ans-respondent 5. A consequence that, when given contingent on the occurrence of a behavior, decreases the likelihood of the behavior occurring in the future - Ans-positive punishment 6. A contingency contract - Ans-specifies how two people will behavior towards each other 7. A guiding principle for promoting generalized behavior change includes - Ans-involving significant others, choosing both the least intrusive and least costly tactics, and contriving intervention tactics as needed 8. A limitation of descriptive analysis is - Ans-it can be misleading, as environmental variables that occur close to the behavior may not be causally related to the behavior 9. A motivating operation that decreases the reinforcing effectiveness of a stimulus, object or event is called a(n) _____ - Ans-abolishing operation 10. A motivating operation whose value-altering effect does not depend on a learning history is called a(n) _____ - Ans-unconditioned motivating operation 11. A philosophical position that views behavioral events that cannot be publicly observed as outside of the realm of science is called _____ - Ans-methodological behaviorism 12. A previously neutral stimulus that now functions as a punisher because of prior pairing with one or more punishers is called a _____ - Ans-conditioned punisher 13. A relation between the stimulus and response or response product that occurs when the beginning, middle, and end for the verbal stimulus matches the beginning, middle, and end of the verbal response is called - Ans-point-to-point correspondence 14. A situation in which the frequency, latency, duration or amplitude of a behavior is altered by the presence or absence of an antecedent stimulus is called _____ - Ans-stimulus control 15. A stimulus change that does not elicit respondent behavior is ______ - Ans-neutral stimulus 16. A stimulus that acquires its MO effect by being paired with another MO and has the same valuealtering and behavior-altering effects as the MO with which it was paired is called a(n) _____ - Ans-surrogate conditioned MO 17. A _____ denotes a set or collection of knowledge and skills a person has learned that are relevant to particular settings or tasks - Ans-repertoire 18. Ahmed had always been fascinated by psychology and took a special undergraduate track that prepared him to sit for the assistants test offered by the BACB. He earned good grades and excelled at doing descriptive functional assessments in his practicum. When he got his first job, he discovered that one of his student clients in an elementary school was a Sunni Muslim. Ahmed mentioned this to his parents, who were irate and insisted that he refuse to associate in any way with this student of a rival religious sect. Ahmed is in a very sensitive situation. How should he handle this? - Ans-refer the family to another BCBA 19. The following are said to be competencies of a behavior analyst: - Knowledge of socially important behavior - Technical skills - Ability to conduct a statistical analysis of data - Ability to match assessment data with intervention strategies 20. Which one is not a competency? - Ans-ability to conduct a statistical analysis of data 21. The following are said to be limitations of a multiple baseline design: - It may not reveal a functional relationship; even if it is to exist - Verification of predicted behavior change most be inferred from other behaviors - The behavior under study must be within the subjects repertoire - It is weaker than the reversal design 22. Which one is not? - Ans-the behavior under study must be within the subjects repertoire 23. An approach to explaining behavior that assumes that a mental, or "inner" dimension exists that differs from a behavioral dimension and that phenomena in this dimension exists that differs from a behavioral dimension and that phenomena in this dimension either directly cause or at least mediate some forms of behavior, if not all, is called _____ - Ans-mentalism 24. An elementary verbal operant that is evoked by an MO and followed by specific reinforcement is called a _____ - Ans-mand 25. Answering the door when you hear the door bell and not when it is silent is an example of behavior being under - Ans-stimulus control 26. Baseline should not be conducted if - Ans-the delay is treatment poses an unexpected risk 27. Before implementing behavior change procedures - Ans-there must be documented evidence of the need for behavior change 28. Behavior is that portion of an organism's interaction with its _____ that is characterized by detectable displacement in space through time of some part of the organism that results in a measurable change in at least one aspect of the _____ - Ans-environment, environment 29. Behavior that exposes an individual to new contingencies, reinforcers, and stimulus controls is called - Ans-behavior cusp 30. Behavior that is elicited or induced by antecedent stimuli is called _____ - Ans-respondent behavior 31. Behaviors have _____ if they affect a person's life in a positive and meaningful manner - Anssocial validity 32. Billy states he did not know that he broke a rule because he could not see the rules. Upon your review you discover the rules were not clear in their writing. This demonstrates which variable affecting punishment effectiveness - Ans-cl [Show More]

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