A relatively comprehensive introduction to childhood psychopathology. This course includes issues central to the field, clinical and research data, and various treatment efforts.
45 (Lecture Hours: 3)
Total Weeks: 15
PSYC 213 recommended
OR consent of the Instructor
- Roots of Applied Behaviour Analysis
- Responsible Use of Applied Behaviour Analysis Procedures
- Preparing Behavioural Objectives
- Procedures for Collecting Data, Graphic Data
- Single-Subject Designs
- Arranging Consequences that Increase Behaviour
- Arranging Consequences that Decrease Behaviour
- Differential Reinforcement: Stimulus Control and Shaping
- Functional Assessment and Analysis
- Providing for Generalizations of Behaviour Change, Teaching Students to Manage their Own Behaviour
This course focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents exhibiting behaviour problems that meet the criteria for diagnosis, as outlined in the DSM-IV. This class includes an analysis of the primary factors that cause or influence children's behaviour. The treatment methods discussed involved applications of applied behavioural psychology. Topics include: childhood aggression, hyperactivity, depression, tantrums and impulsive behaviour.
Students will be able to:
- Correctly identify and describe behavior analytic principles and techniques
- Discuss theoretic and applied issues in applied behavioural psychology
- Describe environmental influences on human behaviour
- Describe assessment, diagnosis and treatment procedures currently used with children and adolescents.
Grading System: Letters
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