Philosophical Underpinnings of Behavior Analysis

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Course No: PSYC.5830-031; SIS Class Nbr: 13989; SIS Term: 3010
Course Status: Registration Closed

Course Description

This course will focus on the scientific and philosophical underpinnings of behavior analysis. In this course, students will review basic assumptions about the nature of behavior, including comparison of the philosophical positions of free will and determinism. Emphasis will be placed on verbal behavior and the problems that can arise when practitioners are confronted wit mentalistic explanations of behavior. Students also will explore complex conceptual issues, such as knowledge and understanding, purpose and intention, problem-solving, reasoning, creativity, culture, ethics, and rights and values, in ways that illustrate how they are important to everyday life. The historical perspective of how radical behaviorism evolved, and how it compare to other conceptual systems will be reviewed.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: PSYC.5810 Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis.
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  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Rocio Rosales
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Online Course
  • Fall 2020: Sep 01 to Dec 18
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $1725
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

Related Programs: Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis: BCBA 5th Edition, M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis and Education Option

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