Consider When The Behaviour Does What Happens Just.docx
1. PY2111: Consider When The Behaviour Does Occur. What Happens Just
Consider when the behaviour does occur. What happens just before or after that? Can you
leverage these antecedents to assist in producing the response more often?Consider when
the behaviour doesn’t occur. If you are trying to decrease the frequency of a behaviour, try
and think about the characteristics of situations where the behaviour is absent. Can you
‘borrow’ any of these characteristics to help you in other situations? If you are trying to
increase the frequency of a behaviour, consider what it is about the environment that stops
you from performing the behaviour.Start thinking about what function performing (or not
performing) the behaviour serves.a. Does the performance of the behaviour relieve stress?
Is there anotherbehaviour that might relieve stress that you could increase the frequency
of?b. Does not studying fulfil a short-term need? What about in the long term? Dothe same
contingencies apply?c. Try and identify both long-term and short-term consequences.