College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

Functional Analysis and Treatment of Aberrant Behavior

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Publication Title

Research in Developmental Disabilities

ISSN

0891-4222

Volume

12

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

This article reviewed and discussed various methodologies used for the analysis of variables maintaining aberrant behavior. Previous research has succeeded in identifying a wide variety of environmental events which may contribute to an individual's maladaptive responding. These general classes of variables are summarized and presented with relevant examples. We conclude with suggestions for conducting a comprehensive functional analysis using descriptive and experimental methods leading to the development and evaluation of analysis- derived interventions.

DOI

10.1016/0891-4222(91)90004-C