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PSY 456 Behavior Modification

Prerequisite: Open to psychology majors with junior or senior standing, 12 credits in psychology, minimum 2.0 cumulative gpa, or permission of the instructor. (First semester/4 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.