This text provides readers with both a technical and a functional understanding of applied behavior analysis, as well as a discussion of the everyday applications of behavior management in classrooms and other educational settings. In language that is understandable to both preservice teachers and professionals, Behavior Management: Applications for Teachers emphasizes that the best and most effective behavior management strategy is the teaching and reinforcement of appropriate behaviors and social skills. Features of the third edition: New chapter on the techniques and issues of functional behavioral assessment, which is now required by many school districts. New chapter on legal considerations provides current information on changes in the law and court rulings regarding school discipline. Covers topics that are not found in other behavior management books, including Cultural Influences on Behavior, Early Childhood Issues, Adolescent Issues, Standard Behavioral Assessment, Cognitive Behavior Management, and Social Skills Training. Resources for instructors include: Instructor's manual with test questions, and computerized test bank.Zirpoli, Thomas J. is the author of 'Behavior Management Applications for Teachers', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130880819 and ISBN 0130880817.