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Behavior Modification

PSYC - 2050

3 Credits

This course reviews in detail basic research and data on learning, focusing primarily on operant and classical conditioning. Basic principles and theories of behavior modification are emphasized, including reinforcement, punishment, and methods of collecting data in both laboratory and natural settings. Students are required to design and conduct a behavioral change project under the supervision of the instructor. (Prerequisite: PSYC 2010) Lecture: 3 hours, Lab: As required

Core Learning Outcomes (Course Level)
Behavior Modification
Course Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

1.  Knowledge Base: Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the key terms, principles, findings, historical trends, theories, and notable individuals who have contributed to the field of Behavior Modification.

2.  Application: Demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge of psychological principles and concepts to real-life cases and issues.

3.  Critical Thinking: Demonstrate your ability to critically evaluate claims, research, and controversial issues using scientific reasoning, evidence, and your knowledge and understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the research and assessment methods used in Psychology

4.  Diversity: Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of differences across individuals, gender, race, and socio-cultural membership.

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Updated April 17, 2019. Will appear in syllabi of all sections Fall 2019