Using two academic references, Identify a personal behavior that you would like to increase, perhaps revisiting a New Year’s resolution that you’ve made in the past that you haven’t been able to keep. By referencing the information you’ve learned so far, discuss some reasons why you think the behavior hasn’t generalized or been maintained over time. Then, consider how you might plan for stimulus control over your desired behavioral response(s). What are some methods that you can discuss for more successful maintenance and generalization of your behaviors over time, settings, and situations?
Review two of your classmate’s responses using following ideas as a guide:
- Provide constructive feedback on your peer’s plan for increasing the desired behavior – is the concept of stimulus control applied correctly? In either case, provide an additional example.
- Is stimulus control a factor in the discussion on maintenance and generalization? Provide constructive feedback or an alternate suggestion.
- Ask at least one thoughtful follow up question.