Sample Psychology Paper on Application of content in Behavior Modification

According to the book, it is clear that the visual analysis’ design is A-B-A-B reversal design because the data tables displays a rhythm of baseline, intervention, baseline and intervention. There is also a comparison of the month to the kilowatts of energy utilized rounded off to the nearest 100. At the baseline section the data shows steady changes that are similar for both tables (Miltenberger, 2016). At the intervention section the data for both tables are the same but during different months. An examination on between conditions, it is realized that from the baseline towards intervention, the values reduce and rise at the same amount of kilowatts, which is 100 (Miltenberger, 2016). Although they are quite less between the second baseline and the intervention conditions.

A varying criterion design requires a sequence that involves treatment procedures and progress checks. To make the treatment a changing criterion design requires a single baseline, two treatment procedures with no baseline stage and thereafter, the criterion levels. Aspects such as accuracy, frequency, and duration have to be considered (Miltenberger, 2016). The levels of the criterion have to be in the treatment stages for easy matching and rechecks to confirm their comparison to the criterion level whether they are below, above or they match.

I would recommend a regulation of energy such that the rise and fall of the kilowatts become either zero or 100. Through the utilization of the changing criterion design, the sequence is easily monitored and kilowatts realized when it reduces across intervention process. The exact level is checked if is below or above the criterion level. The changing criterion design becomes reliable basing on the treatment procedures implemented. Less energy used means there would be resources saved for future purposes.


Miltenberger, R. G. (2016). Behavior modification: Principles and procedures (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.