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PSY 456/556 Behavior Modification

Prerequisites: (PSY 409 is recommended) Junior or senior standing with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better and 12 credits at the 200 level or above in psychology, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester—even years/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.