ABSC 862. Behavioral Community Approaches to Addressing Social Issues. 3 Hours.
A seminar that provides an overview of the history and origin of behavioral community approaches to address social issues through the integration of applied behavior analysis with other disciplines including community psychology, prevention science, and public health. A multidisciplinary perspective is presented that provides a review of empirically-based behavioral interventions applied in community settings.The course is offered at the 500 and 800 levels with additional assignments required at the 800-level. Not open to students with credit in ABSC 562. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor permission. LEC.
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 doctoral program in behavioral psychology satisfies coursework requirements for Board Certification in Behavior Analysis and, in most states, licensure as a behavior analyst. It does not satisfy requirements for licensure in psychology.