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BEHP1012: It Is Not All about Reinforcement, or Is It? Discriminating between Motivating Operations and Discriminative Stimuli (BEHP1012)

Time limit: 60 days
4 credits

$52 Enroll

Full course description

Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes
Credit: 4 Learning BACB CEs

 Jose Martinez-Diaz, Ph.D, BCBA-D

Discriminating between motivating operations (MOs) and discriminative stimuli is a critical skill that can make the difference between designing effective or ineffective interventions. This presentation provides explicit instruction on the topic by using everyday examples. 


  • Understand the difference between MOs related to reinforcement and MOs related to punishment.
  • Understand the difference between unconditioned MOs and the various types of conditioned MOs.

Keywords: Motivating operation, discriminative stimulus, reinforcement, punishment

Access: 60 days from the date and time of registration

Important notes:  Your access begins at the time of purchase, not the time of log in.  Effective July 1, 2022, Florida Tech no longer offers extensions for CE courses; if you do not finish your course and need to repurchase, please contact us.  If you are taking this course to maintain your BACB certification, you will need to write your certification number on your certificate of completion, as the BACB requires that your certificate of completion includes your certification number.


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Refund Policy

No refunds are provided once the course is accessed.

These workshops are presented in partnership between the Florida Tech ABA Online program and ABA Technologies, Inc. ABA Technologies, Inc., is a BACB-approved provider of type-2 continuing education hours (provider number: OP-02-0023)