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ABSC 981 History of Behavior Analysis

ABSC 981.  History of Behavior Analysis.  3 Credits.     

An advanced graduate seminar on the history of behavior analysis from Greek naturalism to the 21st century. It covers the history and philosophy of science and psychology (e.g., evolution vs. revolutions, ontology, epistemology); the long past, short history, and recent origins of behavior analysis in cultural context (e.g., Social Progressivism); historical and conceptual relations between behavior analysis and other systems (e.g., behaviorism, psychoanalysis, phenomenalism, cognitivism); and historiographic issues and methods (e.g., great person vs. Zeitgeist history, presentism vs. historicism.) Prerequisite: ABSC 800 or instructor permission.

Doctor of Philosophy in Behavioral Psychology

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.