Catalogue 2012 - 2013

PSY 620 Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Credits

3 cr.

Course Description

The course will provide the student with a thorough review of the development of the experimental analysis of behavior beginning with Watson and Skinner and continuing into the present. The focus will be on understanding the development of the field in elucidating general principles of behavior (e.g., reinforcement, extinction, shaping, respondent-operant interactions, discrimination, generalization, punishment and aversive control, etc.), paying particular attention to experimental and applied interactions.