RBT Practice Test 5


Jack hasn't eaten anything all day, and dinner is near. In a zombie-like doughnut trance, he sees a donut on a high shelf in the kitchen and reaches for it while saying "Donut please..." He stares up at you, pleadingly, before returning his gaze to the donut, drooling.
In general, what kind of verbal operant is this?

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Mands are a verbal operant under the control of a motivating operation. In this particular example, the boy sees a donut and reaches for it - suggesting he has a MO for donuts. In addition, he begins to salivate, a reflexive response to the presence of food. This is all pretty compelling evidence that Billy is hungry, and he's manding for donuts.

Which scenario would be the LEAST unethical?

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RBT 2.04 - RBTs do not accept gifts or give gifts to clients. In some cultures, it would be damaging to therapeutic rapport to refuse items that could otherwise be considered as "gifts" - whenever possible, explain to the family that the board explicitly forbids accepting gifts to ensure protection of clients and therapists from the formation of conflicts of interest and potentially exploitative relationships.
In some circumstances, this may not be possible. For example, if a child gives you a "gift" in the form of a paper drawing / handmade card ("no street value", and thus unlikely to cause a dual relationship) -- in such a case, the RBT might be behaving in a rude manner and offend the family by strictly following the BACB's policy. Accepting such handmade, no-value gifts would not be an ethical violation. However, accepting car repair services from the client's mother, who happens to be a mechanic, would be an ethical violation.
In some cultures, refusing offered beverages or food may be insulting, and damage the therapeutic relationship. The analyst and any supervised RBTs must carefully weight the ethical requirement of the ethics code against the cultural practices of their clients and choose the best course of action carefully.
In these circumstances, it is advised that the RBT consult their supervisor if they encounter situations that fall into these gray areas, and act in accordance with the supervisor's feedback

The best way to describe an SD is to say it's a...

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An SD is an antecedent stimulus that correlates with the availability of reinforcement. SD stands for "discriminative stimulus."
For example, if you were driving along the highway and saw a sign for a gas station, that sign would indicate that reinforcement was available for the behavior of driving to the gas station + purchasing gas (the reinforcement, in that case, would be having a full tank of gas).
Another example of an SD could be the hot n' fresh sign outside of a donut shop - when you see the sign lit up, it indicates to you that a particular reinforcer - hot n' fresh donuts - are available should you go inside and attempt to purchase them.

Which of the following statements about the BCaBA (assistant analyst) qualification is correct?

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Some Things BCaBAs Do: In many agencies, the BCaBA provides the role of supporting and supervising RBTs. They will monitor the performance of the RBTs and others implementing behavioral services.
They can also assist BCBAs in developing a client's plan, performing assessments, and providing other behavioral services. They cannot independently develop a client's plan. Some Things BCaBAs Can't Do:
A BCaBA cannot supervise BCBAs, and is not able to supervise other BCaBAs - however, they can provide mentorship for other BCaBAs. An example could be a BCaBA requesting mentorship (guidance) when working with a new client population (e.g., they switch from EIBI to geriatric clientele) and they request the guidance of another BCaBA. This mentorship will not count towards their supervision requirement.
As of this writing in Summer 2019, all new BCaBAs must receive supervision from a BCBA for at least 5% of their direct service hours for the first year of their practice, and 2% after that. They also must receive oversight on any programs they develop during that time.

When it comes to updating graphs and collecting data about day-to-day habits, what is considered "best practice"?

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There are two basic rules about recording and charting data:
Always attempt to record data as soon as possible - if not as it occurs
If this is not possible, you should consider changing your data collection to something more feasible!
Charting (graphing) should be done either the same day, or at least once a week You can use online data collection tools, such as CentralReach or Catalyst (and that's just 2 among many great choices) to automatically graph your data as you collect it!
You should always make your best effort to record data as it happens. To do this most effectively, one can use clickers, an app on a smart phone, or some other mechanical / digital tool to store data for you. If you work with clients who exhibit high frequency (or dangerous) behaviors, it can be challenging to provide for their safety while maintaining their safety and your safety.

Preference evaluations are formal procedures for determining an individual's relative preference for several stimuli when that person is unable to express preferences vocally.
A popular way for developing a ranked list/hierarchy for a person's preference for multiple stimuli is which of the following?

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Preference Assessments can be used to identify the relative preference a person exhibits for various stimuli. It should be noted that preference does not imply reinforcing value, as the only true way to test if a given stimulus will function as a reinforcer is to directly test it through a contingency with some behavior of interest.
Some types of preference assessments include:
Multiple Stimulus without Replacement (MSWO)
Multiple Stimulus WITH Replacement (MS)
Paired Stimulus
Free Operant

Due to a shortage of board certified assistant (BCaBA) and board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs), an experienced RBT supervises other RBTs at work.
Is there any ethical consideration here, if any?

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3.01 RBTs only practice under the close, ongoing supervision of a qualified supervisor.

Who is Radical Behaviorism's founder?

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Correct answer: B.F. Skinner

B.F. Skinner was the founder of radical behaviorism, which differs from the methodological behaviorism that came before it in that it includes thinking, feeling, and other private events in the examination of animal behaviors.

What does the term "satiation" refer to?

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Correct answer: An abolishing operation of a reinforcer due to an organism being over-exposed to that stimulus

Over-exposure to a stimulus causes satiation, which is the process of removing the stimulus's value.

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