Personal Reflection and Perspective
Throughout the term, you have explored behaviorism and applied behavior analysis from their earliest days to modern times. You have been introduced to some of the most important founders of the field and have traced the evolution of applied behavior analysis through early influential writings and more recent sources. You have also been introduced to areas of controversy and calls for future change to address criticisms of the field and practice of behavior analysis. For this discussion, please take some time reflect on what you have learned.
Please respond to the following:
- In your opinion, is it important to have completed this thorough review of the history and evolution of applied behavior analysis? Why or why not?
- In what ways do you think the knowledge you have gained in this course will support your current studies and future practice in applied behavior analysis?
- As you move forward, and so does the field of applied behavior analysis, how do you hope to influence change and promote growth in the field?