• Publications
  • Influence
Evaluation of a multiple-stimulus presentation format for assessing reinforcer preferences.
  • I. DeLeon, B. Iwata
  • Psychology, Biology
    Journal of applied behavior analysis
  • 1 December 1996
Preliminary results suggest that the multiple-stimulus procedure without replacement may share the respective advantages of the other methods.
Functional analysis of problem behavior: a review.
The literature was reviewed in an attempt to identify best practices and directions for future research on pretreatment functional analyses.
The functions of self-injurious behavior: an experimental-epidemiological analysis.
Overall results indicated that functional analysis methodologies are extremely effective in identifying the environmental determinants of SIB on an individual basis and, subsequently, in guiding the process of treatment selection.
Assessment of stimulus preference and reinforcer value with profoundly retarded individuals.
Results revealed that the preferred stimulus conditions typically produced higher rates of responding than did either the baseline or the nonpreferred stimulus conditions, suggesting that the procedure can be used to assess reinforcer value for individuals with limited behavioral repertoires.
Thirty years of research on the functional analysis of problem behavior.
Comment on recent trends in FA research and introduce the studies in the 2013 special issue of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
The role of attention in the treatment of attention-maintained self-injurious behavior: noncontingent reinforcement and differential reinforcement of other behavior.
There was evidence that NCR attenuated several of the limitations of DRO, and this is particularly interesting in light of the long experimental history of NCR as a control rather than as a therapeutic procedure.
Skill acquisition in the implementation of functional analysis methodology.
The results suggest that basic skills for conducting functional analyses can be acquired quickly by individuals who have relatively little clinical experience by evaluating an instructional program designed to establish a basic set of competencies.
Negative reinforcement in applied behavior analysis: an emerging technology.
  • B. Iwata
  • Psychology
    Journal of applied behavior analysis
  • 1 December 1987
Three aspects of negative reinforcement as it relates to applied behavior analysis are described: behavior acquired or maintained through negative reinforcement, the treatment of negatively reinforced behavior, andnegative reinforcement as therapy.
Classroom application of a trial-based functional analysis.
Results indicate that a trial-based functional analysis may be a viable assessment method when resources needed to conduct a standard functional analysis are unavailable.