ABSC 441 Ethical, Legal and Professional Issues in Applied Behavioral Science
The course covers ethical and legal issues in the responsible conduct of basic, applied, intervention and prevention research (e.g., informed consent and assent with typical and atypical populations); inclusion of underrepresented groups, participatory action research; bias, fraud, and plagiarism, conflict of interest; reporting misconduct; authorship conflict). It also covers professional issues in behavioral consultation and training, review of the Behavior Analysis Certification Board task list on basic behavior-analytic skills, client-centered responsibilities, and foundational knowledge. This course satisfies the Behavior Analysis Certification Board requirement for 15 classroom contact hours of coursework related to Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis needed to take the BACB examination. This course is taught at the 400 and 800 levels, with additional assignments at the 800-level. Prerequisite ABSC 308.