Operational Definitions Discussion
To prepare: Consider a behavior in your own life. Define it so that it would be clear to anyone who sees your definition. In other words, he or she could read the definition and record its frequency without needing any elaboration. Similarly, consider the importance of clarity for teachers and parents when discussing a child’s behavior. Watch the video of a child exhibiting a target behavior located in this week’s Learning Resources at least three times before completing this Assignment. While watching the video: Identify target behavior Define target behavior in observable and measurable terms Use the Definitions of Behavior Worksheet from this week’s Learning Resources to rewrite each objective using observable and measurable terms. By Day 7 By Day 7, submit a one-paragraph operational definition of the target behavior you identified in the video, along with the Definitions of Behavior Worksheet. Video resource Laureate Education (Producer). (2014a). Observing problem behaviors [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.