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Course Descriptions

PSY 200 - Behavior Modification

3 Credits

A study of the principles of conditioning and learning as applied to practical approaches of behavior management and change. Special attention will be given to behavior change in institutional and personal settings. Self-regulation and cognitive-behavioral techniques will also be discussed.

Prerequisite: PSY 101.

New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Social Sciences

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify and describe the basic principles of operant conditioning, respondent (classical) conditioning, and observational learning.
2. Summarize data collection methods used in behavior modification, and operationally apply data collection procedures to behavior modification programs.
3. Demonstrate behavioral techniques used to teach new behaviors.
4. Illustrate and prepare behavior modification plans to increase or decrease existing behaviors.
5. Summarize ethical considerations associated with conducting behavior modification on various populations.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
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