Catalogue 2017 - 2018

PSY 311 Child Behavior Management: Theory and Practice


3 cr.


PSY 201 and PSY 313 or permission of the chair.

Course Description

This is an examination of the basic principles of behavior management with children. Emphasis is on the practical application of learning principles and communication theory with the goal of developing psychologically healthy relationships between parents, or other caregivers, teachers, and children. Topics include how to communicate effectively with a child, how to reward appropriate behavior, how to use token systems, time-out, and other strategies for dealing with disruptive or other inappropriate behavior in the family, school setting, or clinic.