Homework 4: Applications of Behavior Analysis In this assignment, you will examine several different applications of behavior analysis beyond what we have discussed in class, and you will write a short report on your findings. Follow these instructions to complete this assignment. 1. Read Reading #7 (Heward et al., 2022) fully. Especially focus on Table 1. 2. Select three topics from Table 1. • Choose 3 topics that are especially interesting to you. Please do not select topics that we have explicitly discussed in class (e.g., autism spectrum disorder, intellectual and developmental disabilities, classroom management, etc.). 3. Write a brief paper (2-3 pages, double spaced) including the following: a. Paragraph 1: Write a brief summary of Reading 7, using your own words. Be sure to include the rationale for the paper, a definition of ABA, and a description of the common themes in research of various topics (e.g., flexibility, thoroughness, scaling, connections/partnerships, diversity, effectiveness, social validity, prevention, survival). b. Paragraphs 2-4 (or more): Write at least one paragraph per selected topic. For each topic: § Describe the selected topic and how ABA could be used to make socially significant changes in that area. § Describe specific relevant behaviors (i.e., skills) that might be targeted for increase. What is at least one intervention strategy that would be useful for teaching these behaviors (e.g., shaping, prompting, chaining, DTT, NET, etc.), and why? § Describe specific relevant behaviors (i.e., challenging behaviors) that might be targeted for decrease. What is at least one intervention strategy that would be useful for reducing these behaviors (e.g., DRA, extinction, antecedent control procedures, etc.), and why? c. Final Paragraph: Conclude with suggestions for future research and ideas for how ABA can reach its full potential in terms of broad applicability, using Reading 7 as a guide. 4. Save your short report (.doc or .docx) and submit in the Homework 4 Dropbox.