Advanced Topical Study: Applications and Ethics in Applied Behavior Analysis
Students learn applications of behavior analytic theories, procedures,
and methods as they pertain to special populations (autism spectrum
disorders, emotional behavioral disorders, and developmental disabilities).
Specific behavioral challenges and research in the selected topics are
discussed. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based practices and
procedures to eliminate or minimize challenges, teach, and increase
appropriate behaviors. Given the focus on application, students are
required to conduct and complete a comprehensive written project
utilizing behavior analytic principles. Ethical considerations in the use
of behavioral interventions are thoroughly discussed.