Behavior Modification


Introduction to the basic principles of behavior change and their application in a variety of settings. The principles examined draw upon the areas of operant and classical conditioning, modeling, cognitive theory, and single-subject experimental methodology. Techniques based on these principles are discussed, including shaping, contingency management, stimulus control, desensitization, modeling, self-destruction, and outcome evaluation. Various settings where these techniques have been applied are considered, including home, school, industry, clinic, prison, and community. Ethical issues are explored. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture