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(PSYC 370) Behavioral Psychology

A study of the principles and characteristics of behavioral therapy and behavior modification with animals and humans. The emphasis of the course will be on the application of behavioral psychology through applied behavioral analysis.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite PSYC 111
Offered Fall
Programs Psychology Minor, Psychology (BS)

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe and differentiate between the learning theories of Ivan Pavlov, John Watson, Edward Thorndike, and B. F. Skinner.
  2. Analyze and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of research studies within the field of behavioral psychology.
  3. Demonstrate how the different principles of behavioral psychology are applied in contemporary social settings.