EDS 61000 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis

In this course, students will focus on the basic concepts and principles of behavior analysis. It will include: basic and complex schedules of reinforcement, positive and negative punishment contingencies, automatic and socially mediated contingencies, operant extinction, stimulus control, discrimination, generalization, and maintenance. In addition, the course will cover unconditioned, conditioned, and generalized reinforcers and punishers as well as motivating operations. The learning objectives are aligned Section 1B 5-12 of the BACB Fifth Edition Task List. This course meets the BACB requirement that there be a freestanding concepts and principles course in each verified course sequence. Students will interview a BCBA who does not work in their fieldwork site about their current position and how they use the concepts and principles of ABA in their work and professional practice. Lab fee required.