BEHAVIOR WHAT IT IS:

two happy golden retriever dogs playing outdoors in autumn with fallen leavesIn Applied Animal Behavior : behavior is defined as what an animal does under certain conditions that can be observed. Behavior can be overt – publicly observable eg chewing , scratching , running. Behavior can also be covert: privately observable to only the individual doing the behavior such as thinking and feeling. We can’t verify anyone’s thoughts or private events. Thus the main focus of ABA (analysis) is overt behavior and environmental change.

Behavior is always related to conditions.

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