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PSYC 330 Behavior Modification and Management

Cross-listed with SPED 330. Presents and discusses theory, conceptual approaches, and practice in the application of operant and classical conditioning procedures with children, youth and adults, in applied settings. Students will also learn how to apply Behavior Modification & Management principles to various forms of behavioral, psychological, and social-emotional development. Students will learn principles, procedures and practical how-to skills such as observing and recording behavior; recognizing instances of reinforcement, extinction and punishment and their likely long-term effects. The design, implementation and evaluation of behavioral programs will also be addressed. Prerequisite: PSYC 111.