MOS AND SDS
Assignment Instructions
Antecedents are stimuli that occur before a behavior and can influence behaviors. MOs and SDs are types of antecedents that play an important role in the occurrence of behaviors. Understanding the impact of these antecedents allows behavior analysts to manipulate these variables and influence client behavior in a meaningful way.
For this assignment, use the template Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli [DOC]. This template has one column for similarities and one column for differences. In a bulleted format, fill in your analysis of the two concepts, placing similarities in the left column and differences in the right column.
Once you fill out the similarities and differences, do the following below the columns:
Identify and describe three real situations from your environment or experience (please identify MOs and SDs in each of your examples).
Identify the relevant antecedent variables and explain how they operate as either an MO or a SD.
Assignment Requirements
Your assignment should meet the following requirements:
Written communication: Should be free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: References and citations are formatted according to current APA style guidelines. Review Evidence and APA for more information on how to cite your sources.
Resources: 2–3 scholarly or professional resources. Resources should include the course text and a combination of seminal works.
Length: 2–3 double-spaced pages of content, in addition to the title page and references page.

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