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PSY 556/456 Behavior Modification

Prerequisite: PSY 509 (or co-requisite) or permission of the instructor. (Interdisciplinary: psychology, education, sociology/3 credits) 

Application of operant and respondent learning principles to behavior problems of individuals and groups where the procedures for effecting therapeutic change involve the systematic manipulation of physical, social and psychological variables. Considers applications to education, child rearing, counseling, prisons and institutions for the retarded or the mentally ill.