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date: 23 February 2019

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Positive behavior support (PBS) is an approach for helping people overcome behavioral challenges by developing a functional understanding of environmental influences and using that understanding to establish and implement interventions designed to build interpersonal competencies, reduce problem behaviors, and improve a person’s quality of life. This chapter describes the foundations of PBS, discusses the relationship of PBS to applied behavior analysis and positive psychology, and provides examples of PBS at the level of the individual, the family, and in school-wide applications.

Keywords: positive behavior support, quality of life, positive psychology, problem behavior

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