Behavior Analysis Courses

Behavior Analysis, BEHV = 0435

3150. Basic Behavior Principles. 3 hours. Basic principles underlying behavior change in all fields; experimental underpinnings of science of behavior; focus on the relations among events that account for the acquisition and maintenance of individual behavior.

3200. Science and Human Behavior. 3 hours. Surveys field of behavior analysis. Examines human behavior as a natural phenomenon and examines human social institutions as the product of human behavior. Examines relations among reflexive and operant processes and provides examples of the analysis of complex cases. Prerequisite(s): BEHV 3150 or consent of instructor.

4010. Behavior Technology. 3 hours. Focuses on assessment and intervention procedures for increasing, decreasing, extending and maintaining behavior of appropriate social importance in various environmental settings. Demonstrates applications of behavior technology in applied work. Provides rationale and guidelines for use of various behavior change techniques. Describes strategies underlying effective behavior change. Prerequisite(s): BEHV 3150 or consent of instructor.

4310. Behavior Principles and Self-Management. 3 hours. Uses behavior principles to understand and deal with problems in self-management. Self-assessment of goals, options and necessary trade-offs is followed by a behavioral analysis of the nature of the self-management problem. Each student applies behavioral principles to develop and implement an individual self-management plan to reach a particular short-term goal. Prerequisite(s): BEHV 3150 or consent of instructor.

4400. Organizational Behavior Management. 3 hours. Describes theory and techniques of applying behavior analysis principles to solve performance problems and design more effective workplaces. Focuses on pinpointing critical work behaviors, measuring work performance, analyzing the contingencies responsible for the performance, implementing and evaluating intervention programs involving stimulus control, feedback and reinforcement systems to improve employee performance. Discusses organizational behavior management as a philosophy and as a tool for improving job performance in any organization. Prerequisite(s): BEHV 3150 for consent of instructor.

4800. Topics in Behavioral Applications. 3 hours. Focus is on the complex relations between behavior and the environment in specific kinds of settings. Topics include applications in institutional settings and work environments in public and private sectors, business and industry. Prerequisite(s): BEHV 3150 or consent of instructor.

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