Behavior Analytic Theory   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook with Addendum

EBC 401 - Behavior Analytic Theory

Participants will learn to analyze human performance problems and to identify their causes by applying behavior analytic theory. Successful participants will demonstrate mastery to: (1) Explain the effects of environmental and genetic influences on human behavior according to the principles and processes of operant and respondent learning and the ABC model to behavior (2) Discriminate between the philosophical truth criteria used by behavior analysts to evaluate changes in human behavior and truth criteria used in other theoretical frameworks (3) Identify environmental variables that may influence a specified behavior (4) Perform a functional analysis of a specified problem behavior (3 credits)