- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Beyond Pathology Positive Psychology and Disability
- Understanding Disability A Strengths-Based Approach
- Positive Psychology and Disability A Historical Analysis
- The Impact of the Quality of Life Concept on the Field of Intellectual Disability
- Optimism Within the Context of Disability
- Social Well-Being and Friendship of People with Intellectual Disability
- Exercise, Leisure, and Well-Being for People with Disabilities
- Coping and Disability
- Adaptive Behavior
- Self-Determined Learning
- Understanding Hope in Individuals with Disabilities
- Family Perspectives on Child Intellectual Disability Views from the Sunny Side of the Street
- Resilience and Disability Concepts, Examples, Cautions, and Prospects
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Spirituality
- Career Development and Career Thoughts
- Self-Regulation and Disability
- Disability Studies/Disability Culture
- Positive Behavior Support Foundations, Systems, and Quality of Life
- Supports and Support Needs
- Supported Employment
- Family Quality of Life
- Aging with Disability
- A Positive Psychology of Physical Disability Principles and Progress
- Cognitive and Developmental Disabilities
- Severe Multiple Disabilities
- Positive Psychology and Children with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
- Positive Psychology and Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Limitations to Positive Psychology Predicted by Subjective Well-Being Homeostasis
Abstract and Keywords
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.
Glen Dunlap is a Research Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Dunlap is a prominent researcher and tenured professor with over 30 years of experience. He has authored numerous publications in the areas of positive behavior support, family support, emotional and behavioral disorders, and autism and other developmental disabilities. He is also co-Editor of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions and serves as Associate Editor for three additional journals.
Donald Kincaid co-directs The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. He is also the director of the Florida Positive Behavior Support Project at the University of South Florida. He also directs USF's participation in the OSEP Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions Center, a partnership of Universities and agencies across the country. His professional interests include the areas of person-centered planning, positive behavior support, disabilities, and school and systems change.
Donald Jackson, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno.
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