SCH PS501 - Concepts and Principles of Applied Behavior Analysis

(Credits: 3)

This first-semester course will introduce students to the concepts and principles of behavior on which the discipline of applied behavior analysis was founded. Topics of study will include the history and dimensions of applied behavior analysis, defining and measuring behavior, procedures and factors related to behavior change, and the role of the basic principles of behavior (positive and negative reinforcement, punishment, stimulus control, and motivating operations) in establishing new behavior and decreasing problem behavior.