Function and Topography of Behaviour

We cannot infer function from the topography of a behaviour. Behaviours that look the same may have different functions, e.g. running to something or from something, or dog pulls on lead to get away from person or to the park.

To infer function we have to understand the underlying motivation.

Once we understand the underlying motivation and function we can begin to work with the behaviour.

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