SCH PS505 - Behavioral Interventions

(Credits: 3)

This course will provide an introduction to function-based behavioral interventions for individuals who engage in problem behavior. In this course, students will examine general antecedent and consequent manipulations to treat behavior hypothesized to be maintained by positive, negative, and automatic reinforcement, as well as multiply-controlled problem behavior. By the end of this course, students will be able to explain why the implementation of behavioral interventions requires knowledge of behavioral function, as well as being able to describe different strategies of reinforcement-based approaches to reduce problem behavior reduction.