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BEHV 5150: Techniques in Applied Behavior Analysis: Introduction

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Course Description and Goals

The subject matter of Behavior Analysis is environment-behavior interactions.  Applied Behavior Analysis is the branch of this natural science that studies environment-behavior interactions in situations believed to be socially important.  The primary goal of the course is to provide students with a contemporary view of applied behavior analysis and its methods, contributions and controversies.  An emphasis is placed on identifying and understanding effective behavior change techniques.  Those areas that are covered by entire BEHV courses will not be covered in detail (such as Systems, Verbal Behavior, Functional Analysis, Stimulus Control, Research Methods, and Developing Behavior Intervention Plans).


Specific Objectives

  1. To identify the dimensions of ABA, describe contemporary tensions related to disciplinary identity, and discriminate parameters.
  2. To discuss ethical and humane issues in ABA.
  3. To review and present the procedures, mechanisms and applications in one area of behavior change techniques.
  4. To describe the procedures, mechanisms and applications of several behavior change techniques.
  5. To practice, under simulation conditions, behavior change techniques.
  6. To conduct a literature and media review in one application area and to accurately present an engaging overview of the techniques used in that application area to a professional audience.
  7. To describe the current literature in several application areas of ABA.
  8. To identify, define, measure, and change a socially important behavior and then communicate this process.

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