Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

PSY 211 Methods of Applied Behavior Analysis(RNL)

4 hours; 4 credits; Introduction to the methods of applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA is the application of the scientific study of behavior toward improved human well-being. Over many decades, it has been established as one of the most effective and cost-efficient technologies and therapies in clinical psychology, education, and behavior/organizational management. It has been helpful in particular for persons with developmental disabilities such as autism but also has been applied widely to ordinary daily life issues (e.g., work performance, family relations, self-help, and community services). This course follows the guidelines for courses to be approved by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board®. For this it will cover: defining and measuring behavior, treatment program development and evaluation, token economies, self-management techniques, and professional responsibilities and ethics. The course will focus on skill acquisition through hands-on experience. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the CUNY Mathematics Assessment Test.