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    University of Massachusetts Boston
  Dec 16, 2017
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog

ABA 651 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis

This introductory course offers a comprehensive study of the philosophical assumptions and basic principles of behavior analysis. This course will provide students with an overview of the history and theoretical foundations of the field of behaviorism including experimental and applied behavior analysis. It will teach students to identify, define, and apply the characteristics and principles of behavior. Topics covered during this course include a historical perspective of behaviorism, description and environmental explanation of behavior, respondent and operant conditioning, contingencies of behavior, and verbal behavior. In addition, students will learn to identify the key components of empirical journal articles in the field of behavior analysis. Upon completion of this course students will be able to define, provide examples of, and apply the basic principles of behavior analysis within the context of clinical and educational programming. ABA 651 meets Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. requirements for Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis (45 of 45 hours).

Prerequisite(s): EDC G ABA

3 Credit(s)