Applied Behavior Analysis

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Question Description

As part of the requirements for this course, you will complete a research paper on a behavior of interest to you. In Unit 3, you identified your topic and got your instructor's approval. You now complete your research and evaluate the methodologies used to define the behavior, the ways in which that behavior is measured in the ABA field, and the treatment methodologies and experimental designs utilized to treat that behavior. Use the assignments you have completed during the course as possible resources for completing your paper. You must synthesize the findings of at least five recent journal articles in your final paper.

Behavior of interest: Aggression

Additional information: You are to look up 5 journal articles related to your topic and follow the template for each article. Each article should have a single-subject design (multiple baseline design, reversal design, changing criterion design, or alternating treatment design)

Other Assignment Requirements

  • Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
  • APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines.
  • Resources: A minimum of five scholarly sources.
  • Length: 5–10 double-spaced pages, including title page and references..
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12-point.
  • Turnitin: You are required to use Turnitin before submitting the completed assignment to your instructor. Submit your work to Turnitin as a draft, review the results, and make any needed changes. When you are ready, submit your assignment using the Turnitin link for the assessment and to the assignment area for grading.

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[Running head: RUNNING HEAD] 1 [Title of paper – relate to topic, not assignment] [Your Name] Capella University [RUNNING HEAD] 2 Introduction [1-2 paragraphs explaining the topic of the paper, and why it is of interest] Literature Review [Summarize the key findings of at least 5 articles from the recent literature. In your summaries, evaluate the methodologies used to define the behavior, the ways in which the behavior is measured, and the treatment methodologies used to address the behavior. Comment on the experimental design of each paper, and address the key questions about internal, external, and social validity.] [Hints and tips: do not provide excessive detail about the articles you are summarizing. Give general descriptions, not specific numbers. DO NOT directly quote from the article unless absolutely necessary. Instead, paraphrase and summarize. Be sure to credit your sources for everything. DO NOT refer to articles by title, but instead by authors’ last names.] [Remember to break different thoughts and points up into separate paragraphs. A paragraph is usually 2-10 sentences long. This section should be at least 5-10 paragraphs long.] Conclusions [Here’s where you can give your opinion. What does your literature review tell you about this topic? What do you think are the appropriate directions for research in this area? What else did you learn about the topic?] [RUNNING HEAD] 3 References [Reinecke, D. & Newman, B. (2011). A made up article. Imaginary Journal, 24, 1-10.] [Reinecke, D., Newman, B., & Newman, D. M. (2011). Another made up article. Another Imaginary Journal, 35, 1-20.] ...
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School: University of Virginia



Applied Behavior Analysis
[Your Name]
Capella University




Aggression behavior is one of the disorders that many people suffer from. Though it can
lead to many negative effects on the affected people. If uncontrolled, the disease can affect the
mind of the person involved and the also affect the wellbeing of the person and their
environment. The reason for this is because the aggressive people tend to be violent. To control
the behavior, clinicians and psychiatrists can use some techniques on behavior analysis. A
behavior analysis will ensure that the people will use methods that will be socially accepted. This
will attract more people and help in communicating with the affected people.

Literature Review
1. Coccaro, E. F., Fanning, J. R., Phan, K. L., & Lee, R. (2015). Serotonin and impulsive
aggression. CNS spectrums, 20(3), 295-302.
This article has describes aggression from a social, political, neurobiological and
psychological perspective. It discusses the degree of aggression that is normally in humans and is
used as a defense mechanism (Coccaro et al., 2015). It discusses the level that one reaches for the
aggression nature to turn disadvantageous and also which levels are acceptable. This kind of
disorder is called the intermittent explosive disorder.
This article takes studies how analysis of the behavior of the individuals can help the clinicians
and the psychiatrists in getting the best out of their patients. The article investigates the
relationship that exists between behavioral and 5-HT and the role that 5-HT plays in aggression.
This article investigates the relationship that exists between behavioral interventions and
controlling the aggression disorder (Coccaro et al., 2015). It will investigate if the 5-HT of the


brain function will affect the interventions used to control the disease. The article looks at the
role that serotonin plays in controlling of the disorder. It gives evidence that serotonin have an
effect on the ...

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