Psych 7705 Unit 3 Quiz
Unit 3 Quiz 1
Q1: Behavior analysis is a unique helping profession, in part, because:
Q2: "Evidence-based treatment" is a popular phrase in psychology and medicine today. In the field of applied behavior analysis, research-based interventions that have been proven effective in the laboratory or other controlled settings have been in use:
Q3: Although there is a solid body of research for behavior analyst practitioners to rely upon, there is still a considerable degree of judgment required:
Q4: Which of the following are potential ethical dilemmas for behavior analysts?
Q5: A reason that behavior analysis is unique is that many behavior analysts work for state agencies or private consulting firms, often with little direct supervision in the field. Employers should provide proper oversight to the behavior analyst. However, it is often the behavior analyst who must individually be responsible for his/her own ethical conduct. This may be especially difficult when:
Q6: A frequently cited area of ethical concern relates to the behavior analysts responsibility to recommend scientifically supported treatments. This is a significant problem because parents apparently prefer to choose from a variety of non-behavioral therapeutic approaches:
Q7: As a result of the early and inappropriate use of aversive consequences, there was a backlash by client advocate and consumer groups. Behavior analysts were portrayed as pro-punishment. This placed the profession on the radar screen and under close observation by society. A related goal for each behavior analyst today is to:
Q8: When conducting themselves responsibly, behavior analysts provide services, teach, and conduct research only within the boundaries of their training and supervised, professional experience. In the language of the BACB ethical code, behavior analysts operate within the boundaries of their:
Q9: Besides being truthful and honest, the behavior analyst also conforms to the legal and moral codes of the social and professional community. In the language of the BACB ethical code, this type of responsible conduct for behavior analysts is described as:
Q10: Which of the following is likely to be a violation of the BACB ethical code regarding professional and scientific relationships for a behavior analyst?
Q11: Which of the following is most likely to be a violation of the BACB ethical code for responsible conduct of a behavior analyst?
Q12: Early behavior modifiers placed a great emphasis on the use of consequences. Because there was a lack of clear ethical or professional guidelines, this resulted in the use of some very av[a] consequences that tarnished the field. Advances in ethical training and guidelines, and greater emphasis on positive reinforcement procedures have helped restore the reputation of the field of behavior analysis today.
Q13: Bailey and Burch (2011) conducted a non-scientific survey by gathering 500 scenarios that described common ethical issues and concerns faced by behavior analyst. Problems with funding, data collection and falsification, preferences for alternative non-evidence-based treatments, and competing lines of authority represent the most frequently indicated kind of ethical dilemma, specifically the client s right to effective [a].
Q14: A significant ethical concern for behavior analysts is that some practitioners failed to rely on scientific knowledge by conducting any functional a[a]t procedures before preparing an intervention plan.
Q15: An important ethical concern for behavior analysts involves special cautions in interactions with a client in any capacity outside of the role of behavioral practitioner. For example, it may be difficult to decide what to do when a client offers a small kindness or gift of appreciation for services received, or invites the behavior analyst to attend social, nonprofessional events. However, one must take care to avoid violation of ethical codes regarding conflicts of interest and [a]relationships.
Q16: As a child matures into adulthood, he or she learns a unique set of rules for ethical conduct, or what might be called his or her own personal ethics. However, when one enters a career in behavior analysis, these personal ethics may come in conflict with required rules for pr[a]l ethics.
Q17: Accepting favors, gossiping about other people, avoiding or covering up problems by telling white lies, giving casual advice, and failing to accept full responsibility are examples of behaviors that we may experience starting in childhood. A behavior analyst s p[a]al ethics must be scrutinized and replaced by the professional ethics represented in the professional and ethical code for behavior analysts.
Q18: Pioneering behavior analysts were often respected experimental psychologists who successfully and ethically intervened to reduce the suffering of, or dramatically improve the quality of life for, individuals who desperately needed effective treatment. Later, other poorly trained, insensitive, and inadequately supervised behavior modifiers were exposed in scandals regarding their disturbing unethical treatment approaches. Today, the first ethical code of the BACB addresses the very high expectations that exist for practicing behavior analysts. This first guideline is titled R[a] Conduct of a Behavior Analyst.
Q19: According to the BACB ethical code, responsible conduct after completion of ABA coursework and supervised experience requires ongoing efforts to maintain competence through professional d[a]ment.
Q20: According to code 1.05, if a Behavior Analyst experiences challenges in their personal life, which may impede upon their professional work, they should:
Q21: As part of being a well-respected professional, the ethical code suggests refraining from giving casual advice to neighbors, friends, and relatives. Giving casual advice may create an unfortunate situation if the advice is not followed or does not yield desired results. Which ethical code element does this follow?
Q22: Currently, how many journals worldwide publish behavior analytic research?
Q23: The high standards of professionals in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis noted in the Bailey and Burch text include all of the following except:
Q24: Which element in the ethics codes really provides a foundation of all others?
Q25: Which of the following are considered evidence-based practice in the field of ABA?