ABSC 854. Experimental Analysis of Behavior. 3 Hours.
This course provides an in-depth description of the basic principles of operant and respondent conditioning in the context of basic non-human and human subjects research. Students will learn various theoretical approaches to understanding effects of reinforcement and punishment. Special attention will be provided to the role of verbal processes in the learning of verbally competent individuals. Students will gain substantive experience with identifying laboratory derived principles present in the literature that are relevant to application through assigned projects. SEM.
The Department of Applied Behavioral Science offers a curriculum through which students learn how to examine and address problems of social importance across the lifespan. Students receive training in the application of behavioral science to improve the human condition through prevention and intervention. The department’s master’s program in applied behavioral science satisfies coursework requirements for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis and, in most states, licensure as a behavior analyst.