Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification

Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification

Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification

For this assignment the student will take on the task of using behaviorism to assess and change a personal behavior utilizing the tenants of either classical conditioning, operant conditioning or both.

Create a 10-15-slide PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of the behavioral change.

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Use the following guidelines to complete your presentation:

  1. Include a title, introduction, discussion, and reference slide (four slides minimum).
  2. Provide an overview of the definition of behavior and create an operational definition for the behavior the student wishes to change (consider using the “Dead Man Test” to help define the behavior).
  3. Explain the desire for change, why is it important to incorporate this specific behavioral change.
  4. Track the behavior for three or more days documenting; how often the behavior occurs as well as the antecedents for the behavior and the consequences. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification
  5. Explain the behavioral intervention, how will the student increase a desired behavior or decrease a maladaptive one?
  6. Track the results of the behavioral change with the intervention in place, how often does the behavior occur each day, how often did the reward or punishment occur?
  7. Use a graph to compare the observation period from the experimental period.
  8. Document the results of the experiment; did change occur, what was the cause?

Behaviors may include, but are not limited to: tardiness, smoking, drinking, gambling, compulsive eating, social media addiction, interrupting, nail biting, swearing, eating fast food, compulsive shopping, speaking with your mouth full, biting pens, or biting nails Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification. You could also choose to start a new habit: taking vitamins, applying sunscreen before going outside, putting money in savings, exercise, etc.

Procrastination is NOT an appropriate behavior to choose for this assignment! You must choose something measurable!

Utilize information from the textbook and the GCU library. Information from non-peer-reviewed resources (e.g., simplypsychology.com, about.com, and wikipedia) will not be accepted.

Include speaker notes below each content-related slide that represent what would be said if giving the presentation in person. Expand upon the information included in the slide and do not simply restate it (50 words per slide).

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.

Benchmark Information
This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competency.
BS Psychology, No Emphasis
BS Psychology, Emphasis in Performance and Sport Psychology
4.1 Implement strategies for self-management and self-improvement

PSY-255 Topic 6 Rubric: Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification Presentation

No of Criteria: 8 Achievement Levels: 5
Criteria
Achievement Levels
Description
Percentage
Unsatisfactory
0.00 %
Less than Satisfactory
65.00 %
Satisfactory
75.00 %
Good
85.00 %
Excellent
100.00 %
Content
70.0
Definition of behavior and desire for change
15.0
Definition of behavior and desire for change is not present or not discernible to the reader. Essay does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.
Definition of behavior and desire for change is incomplete or flawed. Essay demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic.
Definition of behavior and desire for change is accurate and complete. Essay demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification.
Definition of behavior and desire for change is thorough and well-reasoned. Essay demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic.
Definition of behavior and desire for change is thorough, well-reasoned, fully supported, and rich in detail. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Behavior tracking including antecedents and consequences
20.0
Behavior tracking including antecedents and consequences is not present or not discernible to the reader. Essay does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.
Behavior tracking including antecedents and consequences is incomplete or flawed. Essay demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic.
Behavior tracking including antecedents and consequences is accurate and complete. Essay demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification.
Behavior tracking including antecedents and consequences is thorough and well-reasoned. Essay demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic.
Behavior tracking including antecedents and consequences is thorough, well-reasoned, fully supported, and rich in detail. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques
15.0
Intervention using behavioral techniques is not present or not discernible to the reader. Essay does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is incomplete or flawed. Essay demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is accurate and complete. Essay demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is thorough and well-reasoned. Essay demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is thorough, well-reasoned, fully supported, and rich in detail. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification.
Results of behavioral intervention (C4.1)
20.0
Intervention using behavioral techniques is not present or not discernible to the reader. Essay does not demonstrate understanding of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is incomplete or flawed. Essay demonstrates a poor understanding of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is accurate and complete. Essay demonstrates a basic understanding of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is thorough and well-reasoned. Essay demonstrates an understanding that extends beyond the surface of the topic.
Intervention using behavioral techniques is thorough, well-reasoned, fully supported, and rich in detail. Essay demonstrates an exceptional understanding of the topic.
Organization, Effectiveness, and Format
30.0
Layout
10.0
The layout is cluttered, confusing, and does not use spacing, headings, and subheadings to enhance the readability. The text is extremely difficult to read with long blocks of text, small point size for fonts, and inappropriate contrasting colors. Poor use of headings, subheadings, indentations, or bold formatting is evident.
The layout shows some structure, but appears cluttered and busy or distracting with large gaps of white space or a distracting background. Overall readability is difficult due to lengthy paragraphs, too many different fonts, dark or busy background, overuse of bold, or lack of appropriate indentations of text. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification.
The layout uses horizontal and vertical white space appropriately. Sometimes the fonts are easy to read, but in a few places the use of fonts, italics, bold, long paragraphs, color, or busy background detracts and does not enhance readability.
The layout background and text complement each other and enable the content to be easily read. The fonts are easy to read and point size varies appropriately for headings and text.
The layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.)
10.0
Inappropriate word choice and lack of variety in language use are evident. Writer appears to be unaware of audience. Use of primer prose indicates writer either does not apply figures of speech or uses them inappropriately.
Some distracting inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. The writer exhibits some lack of control in using figures of speech appropriately. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification.
Language is appropriate to the targeted audience for the most part.
The writer is clearly aware of audience, uses a variety of appropriate vocabulary for the targeted audience, and uses figures of speech to communicate clearly.
The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)
5.0
Slide errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning.
Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader.
Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader.
Slides are largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present.
Writer is clearly in control of standard, written, academic English.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)
5.0
Sources are not documented.
Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.
Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.
Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error. Benchmark – Personal Behavior Modification.
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