Positive behavior support and applied behavior analysis

J. M. Johnston, Richard M. Foxx, John W. Jacobson, Gina Green, James A. Mulick

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Abstract

This article reviews the origins and characteristics of the positive behavior support (PBS) movement and examines those features in the context of the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). We raise a number of concerns about PBS as an approach to delivery of behavioral services and its impact on how ABA is viewed by those in human services. We also consider the features of PBS that have facilitated its broad dissemination and how ABA might benefit from emulating certain practices of the PBS movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-74
Number of pages24
JournalBehavior Analyst
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

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