In the Analysis of Behavior, What Does “Develop” Mean?

  • Donald M. Baer
  • Jesús Rosales-Ruiz


The concept of development is an old one in behavioral science. Indeed, Developmental Psychology was the seventh division of the American Psychological Association, which “developed” into 45 more divisions. To be seventh in a sequence of 52 implies the concept is basic (or that children are important), and the current size and complexity of the division imply the concept is durable (or that children are important).


Life Span Behavior Change Child Development Behavior Analysis Behavior Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald M. Baer
    • 1
  • Jesús Rosales-Ruiz
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human DevelopmentUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Department of Behavior AnalysisUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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