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PGD ABA: EDUABA2- Philosophy, Concepts and Principles

Course Description

 

During this course, students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of Applied Behavior Analysis. Topics covered will include the goals and philosophical assumptions of behaviour analysis, the domains of behaviour analysis science and practice, and radical and methodological behaviourism. Students will employ advanced, highly developed cognitive skills to analyse interventions using the seven dimensions of Applied Behavior Analysis (i.e., applied, behavioral, analytic, technological, conceptually systematic, effective and generality) to determine whether or not they are behavior analytic in nature. Furthermore, students will develop advanced, specialised knowledge and critical understanding of the basic concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (e.g., stimulus control, positive and negative reinforcement, positive and negative punishment, operant extinction). This verified course is one of the required courses designed to meet the coursework requirements for Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification; additional requirements must be met for certification. 

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Course Resources

Week 1

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis

Required websites: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/journals/309/

Week 2

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis Chapter 2. Basic Concepts and Principles

Week 3

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis Chapter 1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis

Week 4

Required readings:

Baer, D.M., Wolf, M.M., & Risley, T.R. (1968). Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1, 91-97.

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis Chapter 1. Definition and Characteristics of Applied Behavior Analysis

Recommended reading:

Sidman, M. (2007). The analysis of behavior: What’s in it for us? Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 87, 309-316.

Week 5

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 2. Basic Concepts and Principles

Week 6

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 2. Basic Concepts and Principles

Week 7

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 2. Basic Concepts and Principles

Chapter 11. Positive Reinforcement

Chapter 12. Negative Reinforcement

Chapter 13. Schedules of Reinforcement

Week 8

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 2. Basic Concepts and Principles

Chapter 14. Positive Punishment

Chapter 15. Negative Punishment

Week 9

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 11. Positive Reinforcement

Chapter 24. Extinction

Week 10

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 17. Stimulus Control

Halle, J. W., & Holt, B. (1991). Assessing stimulus control in natural settings: An analysis of stimuli that acquire control during training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24, 579-589.

Week 11

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 17. Stimulus Control

Week 12

Required readings:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 30. Generalization and Maintenance of Behavior Change

Kohler, F. W., & Greenwood, C. R. (1986). Toward a technology of generalization: The identification of natural contingencies of reinforcement. The Behavior Analyst, 9, 19-26.

Week 13

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 16. Motivating Operations

Week 14

Required reading:

Cooper, J. O., Heron, T. E., & Heward, W. L. (2020). Applied behavior analysis (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc

Chapter 18. Verbal Behavior

Articles

Baer, D.M., Wolf, M.M., & Risley, T.R. (1968). Some current dimensions of applied behavior analysis. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 1, 91-97.

Sidman, M. (2007). The analysis of behavior: What’s in it for us? Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 87, 309-316.

Halle, J. W., & Holt, B. (1991). Assessing stimulus control in natural settings: An analysis of stimuli that acquire control during training. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24, 579-589.

Kohler, F. W., & Greenwood, C. R. (1986). Toward a technology of generalization: The identification of natural contingencies of reinforcement. The Behavior Analyst, 9, 19-26.