Provides an overview of the principles of behaviour analysis, and an opportunity for students to explore their application in their own area(s) of practice interest. The conceptual bases of behaviour analysis are described, as well as procedure for their implementation and evaluation. Examples of successful implementation in a wide range of environments at individual, organisational, and cultural levels are provided. Students will engage in deeper research by considering how behaviour analytic techniques could be employed to solve a specified problem in an area of their own interest. A discussion of the philosophical and ethical questions which underpin the use of behaviour change principles will also be provided.
- The conceptual bases of behaviour analysis
- Principles of behaviour change
- Functional analysis
- Designing a behaviour change program
- Evaluating a behaviour change program
- Problem solving around behaviour change
- Behaviour change, education and disability
- Behaviour change in health
- Changing organisations, societies, and cultures
- Information technology and behaviour change
- Verbal behaviour
- Ethics and philosophy of behaviour analysis
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the principles underlying behaviour analysis||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||employ knowledge of procedures for the design and evaluation of behaviour change programs to critically analyse existing programs||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||design an effective behaviour change program and illustrate how it would be evaluated||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
|4||critically evaluate philosophical and ethical questions relating to the bases and practice of behaviour analysis||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||monitor and implement changes to one's own behaviour using behavioural principles||Lifelong learning|
- Cooper, JO, Heron, TE & Heward, WL, 2014, Applied Behavior Analysis, 2nd edn, Pearson Education Limited, Edinburgh Gate, UK. ISBN: 978-1-292-02321-2.
Teaching and assessment
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