Behaviour Analysis is the natural scientific study of behaviour. Its origins date back to the early 20th century and was founded by B.F. Skinner. Behaviourism, the foundational philosophy, is the idea that humans improve their condition through behaviour change. Since the start, there have been countless research studies conducted to identify laws of behaviour. The results of these studies have influenced the fundamental principles, approaches and laws on which Applied Behaviour Analysis is based. Behaviour Analysts seek to understand the behaviour of individuals by studying environmental factors that consistently influence an individual’s behaviour.
There are three main branches:
ABA is should adhere to seven dimensions: