Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Philip Gasquoine

Second Advisor

Dr. Frederick A. Ernst

Third Advisor

Dr. Cheryl Fielding


Experimental analysis of behavior has grown enormously within recent years. Mexico is one of the main centers of this growth and therefore, as a result, specific Spanish terminology has developed. This thesis offers a list of suggested Spanish translations for terms and definitions in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a resource in support of bilingual students in the area of experimental analysis of behavior. The first and second chapters explain the origins and history of ABA and its development in the world and specifically in Mexico. The third chapter provides details about the methodology. A book entitled Applied Behavior Analysis by Cooper, Heron & Heward (2007) was used to develop a list of definitions. The fourth and final chapter contains the definitions themselves. This terminology is presented to encourage the development of common Spanish usage in the field of applied behavior analysis field.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American