2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
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2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 240 - Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis

3 CR
This course provides the foundation for many other courses in the psychology and education majors by introducing students to the principles of conditioning and learning, and behavior analysis concepts. Basic concepts and skills assist students in the development and implementation of evidence-based interventions in a variety of applied settings.

Requisites: (1) Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  (AND) (2) Take PSYC 201  with at least a grade of C.
Michigan Transfer Agreement Requirement: Social Sciences
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of laws, policies, and ethical principles regarding behavior management planning and implementation.
  2. Develop, plan, and implement individualized reinforcements systems and environmental modifications.
  3. Develop or modify individualized reinforcement systems and environmental modifications.
  4. Discuss theories of behavior problems of individuals with exceptional learning needs, etiology, and diagnosis related to various theoretical approaches.
  5. Implement a variety of noninvasive techniques to control targeted behavior and maintain attention of individuals with exceptional learning needs.
  6. Demonstrate basic classroom management theories and strategies for individuals with exceptional learning needs.
  7. Use effective and varied behavior management strategies.
  8. Use the least intensive behavior management strategy consistent with the needs of the individual with exceptional learning needs.