Catalogue 2015 - 2016

PSY 610 Professional Issues, Ethics, and Research Design


3 cr.


Acceptance into Ph.D. program.

Course Description

This course will (a) introduce students to the expectations of students within the doctoral program at Western New England University, (b) bring students into contact with the values and rules of behavior analysis and psychology through primary and secondary source writings on ethics and professional issues (e.g., submitting or reviewing original research), (c) allow students to apply these value systems to their own clinical, educational, and research endeavors via class discussion, (d) review the institutional review board processes and human subjects research guidelines, and (e) review the logic and ethical application of single-subject and traditional group designs.