PSY 258 : Introduction to Behavior Modification
This course is designed to help the student develop an understanding and appreciation of behaviorism in psychology. Emphasis is placed on the various techniques used in a clinical or hospital setting to modify patient behavior. Prerequisite: PSY 101. Three lecture hours per week.
- Define, explain and illustrate the major concepts and principles of classical and operant conditioning.
- Demonstrate practical understanding of behavior modification through the design, implementation and evaluation of a behavior-change program.
- Understand the ethical ramifications in the use of behavioral principles to alter behavior.
- Recognize how research findings relate to behavioral change.