Examples of 3 Term Contingency

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Examples of 3 Term Contingency




Precedes or “triggers” the behavior of interest.

Behavior of interest may be a behavior to increase or a behavior to decrease.

Determines if the behavior will increase or decrease.

Antecedent Examples

Behavior Examples

Consequence Examples

Parent says, “Clean up your toys.”

Child goes to toys & says, “I’m still playing!”

Child delays or avoids cleaning up.

New food present, parent says, “Take a bite.”

Child takes a bite of the new food.

Parent says, “Good job! You may have dessert tonight!”

Teacher presents a difficult worksheet.

Student says, “My tummy hurts, I need to call my mom to come get me.”

Teacher sends the student to the nurse.