Association for Behavior Analysis International

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44th Annual Convention; San Diego, CA; 2018

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Panel #530
CE Offered: BACB
Level Up: A Further Analysis of Pokemon Go and "Gaming"
Monday, May 28, 2018
5:00 PM–5:50 PM
Marriott Marquis, Rancho Santa Fe 1-3
Area: PCH/VRB; Domain: Theory
CE Instructor: Sara Garbarini, Ph.D.
Chair: Sara Garbarini (David Gregory School )
JESSICA FERNANDEZ (Fit Learning, Aptos)
KALLE M. LAITINEN (Fit Learning, Aptos)

Video games and "gaming" have become a global form of entertainment and leisure activity reaching back to the 1970's release of "Pong." This presentation will further discuss aspects of a contingency analysis first presented at ABAI 2017 which provided a foundation analysis of contingencies that influence game play, with an added discussion of variables that influence player selection of games across genres.

Target Audience:

Members who are interested in a contingency analysis of video game behavior

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will be able to: 1. discuss several types of reinforcement 2. analyze contingencies within video games 3. observe complex contingencies in daily life
Keyword(s): "Gaming", Complex Contingencies, Preference Assessment



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