Basic Principles and Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis
BSAP305 - Basic Principles and Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis
This course will cover basic concepts and principles in behavior analysis and how they are related to the behavior that we see all around us (i.e., the behavior of our peers, friends, in people across cultures and communities, and in our own behavior). Operant conditioning procedures will be discussed in terms of their basic procedures and their relevance to “every day” behavior, such as the three-term contingency, reinforcement, extinction, and stimulus control. Applications across a broad range of areas, such as in animal training, business and personnel management, regular and special education, and sport/fitness, will be reviewed. Students will begin a 2-semester project (to be completed in ABA 3) involving the application of behavioral principles and behavior-change methods to their own behavior.