BHS102 - Behavior Theory I: Observation and Assessment

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Subject Title
Behavior Theory I: Observation and Assessment

Subject Description
Observation and assessment of human behaviour are integral to the science and practice of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).  This course introduces students to various measures of behaviour and data collection procedures used in the field of ABA.  Students will develop their observation skills, learn ways to gather necessary background information and target behaviours for change. 

Credit Status
This is a required course in the BHS program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the philosophies of measuring behaviour
  2. Argue the importance of data collection
  3. Select and define target behaviours for observation and assessment
  4. Define the various dimensions and measures of human behaviour
  5. Select and use appropriate data collection methods and measures of behaviour
  6. Develop critical observation skills
  7. Demonstrate temporal relationships to behaviours in written accounts of in-vivo observations
  8. Describe how to set up various types of preference assessments
  9. Demonstrate effective use of questionnaire and rating scales
  10. Apply information gathered on one’s behaviours and present a case study

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