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MS in Applied Behavior Analysis (45-46 credits)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Use the most effective assessment and behavior change procedures within applicable ethical standards taking into consideration the guideline of minimal intrusiveness of the procedure to the client.
  • Explain and behave in accordance with the philosophical assumptions of behavior analysis, such as the lawfulness of behavior, empiricism, experimental analysis, and parsimony.
  • Define and provide examples of positive and negative reinforcement.
  • State the primary characteristics of and rationale for conducting a descriptive assessment.
  • Identify and address practical and ethical considerations in using various experimental designs.
  • Identify the measurable dimensions of behavior (e.g., rate, duration, latency, or inter-response times).
  • Interpret and base decision-making on data displayed in various formats.
  • Make recommendations to the client regarding target outcomes based upon such factors as: client preferences, task analysis, current repertoires, supporting environments, constraints, social validity, assessment results and best available scientific evidence.
  • Use positive and negative reinforcement. Provide behavior analysis services in collaboration with others who support and/or provide services to one’s clients.
  • Maintains professional and courteous interactions with clients and coworkers.

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