Academic Calendar

PABA – Psychology: Applied Behaviour Analysis

PABA 386
The Science and Practice of Behaviour Self-Management
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

Behaviour self-management is the use of behavioural principles to analyze and manage one’s own behaviour. Historical approaches to self-management (or “self-control”) are briefly surveyed as well as recent cognitive approaches. These are then contrasted with behavioural approaches in which self-control is viewed as heavily influenced by the environment. Basic strategies and tactics of behaviour self-management are explored as well as the application of self-management procedures to specific areas of concern. Students are expected to systematically design and implement a self-management project as part of the course requirements.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PSYC 281.

PABA 485
Single-Case Research Designs
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course is an introduction to single-case research designs. It examines the use of single-case designs to assess various dimensions of behaviour and evaluate the effects of behavioural interventions. The challenges and limitations of single-case research are discussed, as well as the manner in which single-case data can be used to establish the validity of evidence-based interventions. The course encompasses a broad range of research within both the behaviour analytic literature and other disciplines including school psychology, medicine, and business.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PSYC 385.

PABA 486
Behavioural Interventions in Developmental Disabilities
3 Credits          Weekly (3-0-0)

This course examines the application of behaviour analysis in practice with developmental disabilities, specifically in autism. The course examines the research and the clinical recommendations for behavioural interventions in practice. The course also discusses the practice guidelines by the BACB and the National Standards Project in Autism.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PSYC 385.