Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is best known for it's use in the treatment of people with developmental disabilities, namely Autism Spectrum Disorders. What is less known is that
contributes to a variety of settings including: education, health and exercise, care and training of animals, industrial safety, organizational management, parenting, and much more. ABA
Applied Behavior Analysis is defined as the science in which the principles of the analysis of behavior are applied systematically to improve socially significant behavior, and in which experimentation is used to identify the variables responsible for change in behavior.
What you need to know about
is this: ABA
The methods of
can be used to change behavior. ABA
If you like all the technical jargon, history, and reading lots of words I suggest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Applied_behavior_analysis.