Asked by: Arvydas Romoozinho
Asked in category: family and relationships, parenting children aged 4 11
Last Updated: 23rd Jul 2024

What is an antecedent in behavior modification?

An antecedent stimulus is one that prompts an organism's learning behavior. An organism responds to an antecedent stimulus by acting in a way that minimizes punishment and maximizes reinforcement.

So, what exactly is an antecedent mod?

This antecedent intervention (also known as antecedent–based intervention) is designed to reduce the chance of student problems by making changes to the learning environment before they occur and clearly defining the expected behavior.

What are the consequences of antecedent behaviors? The Antecedent-Behavior-Consequence (ABC) Model is a tool that can help people examine behaviors they want to change, the triggers behind those behaviors, and the impact of those behaviors on negative or maladaptive patterns.

What are some examples of behavior modification, given this?

A behavior modification plan could include one or more of these:

  • Attention. Attention can be a powerful reinforcer for children and can even be very beneficial.
  • Praise. Praise is another positive outcome.
  • Rewards. Rewards such as a new toy or tangible rewards can also be used to modify behavior.
  • Consequences.

What are the differences between these two types of antecedents

Positive reinforcement (obtaining desired stimuli), or negative reinforcement (escape/avoid undesirable stimuli). Adiscriminative stimulia are different types of antecedents for behavior/consequent contingencies. A given behavior precedes it.