I’m studying for my Psychology class and need an explanation.

Setting the Scene:

Behavior analysts encounter a number of ethical concerns when providing services. No matter the situation, behavior analysts are charged with the responsibility of maintaining a high standard of professional behavior. The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) has established guidelines for responsible conduct for behavior analysts. Code 1.0, and its subsections, provides detailed guidelines regarding your responsibilities as a behavior analyst to the profession of applied behavior analysis. Reliance on scientific knowledge, competence, multiple relationships, and exploitative relationships are discussed in terms of your ethical conduct. Code 6.0, and its subsections, details your responsibilities to the profession with regard to maintaining scientific involvement in behavior analytic professional and scientific organizations. Your responsibilities as a behavior analyst go far beyond your professional service to your clients; your conduct reflects on the science and profession of behavior analysis as well.


Guided Response Posts:

Respond to two classmates’ primary posts by selecting one of the subsections of Code 1.0 they chose to explain and provide a scenario, based upon that subsection, that demonstrates a violation of that specific code, and explain the potential harm that violation may cause. Select a different subsection to cover in each response.

Reading and Resources

Read the following:

Chapter 6 in Ethics for Behavior Analysts (3rd edition): “Responsible Conduct of Behavior Analysts (Code 1.0)”

Chapter 6 breaks down Code 1.0 and provides an overview of the responsibility behavior analysts have to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on the field. The importance of practicing with honesty and integrity is stressed. Real world scenarios are utilized to build understanding of how this code is applied in practice.

Chapter 11 in Ethics for Behavior Analysts (3rd edition): “Behavior Analysts’ Ethical Responsibility to the Profession of Behavior Analysis (6.0)”

Chapter 11 explains the behavior analyst’s responsibility to the profession of behavior analysis through a thorough examination of Code 6.0 and its sub-sections. Real world scenarios are utilized to build understanding of how this code is applied in practice.


Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., Heward, W. L. Applied Behavior Analysis.



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