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Theories of Behavior


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Course level: Upper Division

This course is an introduction to principles of learning and behavior analysis and how they relate to the profession of psychology. Topics to be covered include conditioning, social learning, and philosophical and historical antecedents of behaviorism. The environmental influences of behavior, to understand the antecedent-consequence link and functions of behaviors, will also be covered. An emphasis will be placed on behavior-analytic strategies in a variety of settings including business and industry, education, and health and human services.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

History of Behavior Analysis


Schedules of Reinforcement

Decreasing Behavior

Behavior Management


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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