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Multiple baseline studies

  1. Systematic desensitization of multiple phobias. In order to treat a woman suffering from several phobias which include a fear of dogs, flying, and receiving injections, a clinical psychologist wishes to use systematic desensitization treatment in which the patient will be directly and gradually exposed to the very objects which she fears. To assess treatment, the dependent variable measured will be self-reported ratings of anxiety. Design a study using a multiple baseline design, graph possible results of a successful intervention, and provide interpretation of the results discussed. Describe any limitations of your study and provide suggestions for improvement that could be incorporated into a follow-up study.
  2. Self-Abusive Behavior of an Autistic Child. You are a clinician attempting to reduce self-abusive behavior in a 5 year-old autistic boy. The child is exhibit self-abusive behavior both at home and in his special day class. Thus, the behavior occurs across two settings. Consider interventions that may effectively reduce the self-abusive behavior of this child. Design a single subject multiple baseline (across situations, home and school). Briefly discuss the results you expect after employing your intervention

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