The functional context of elderly behavior

George W. Rebok, William J. Hoyer

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The usefulness of combining behavior analysis and behavioral ecology principles is considered in regard to gerontological research and application. For the behavior analyst, the basic unit of understanding is the person’s behavior in its functional context. Issues related to extending this level of analysis are discussed from a behavioral ecological perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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