This is the first part of the research practicum series. Students submit weekly journal reflections related to the understanding of topics/concepts as applied during their practicum experiences. Students engage with topics including ethical and legal issues in behavior analysis, behavior and response classes, advanced issues related to reinforcement and punishment, stimulus control, establishing operations, functional relations, generalization, teaching contingency-shaped behavior, antecedent- and consequence-based intervention procedures, incidental teaching, and the multiple functions of language (i.e., mands, tacts, and intraverbals). Participants share effective training procedures and experiences and expertise they are developing in areas of behavior analytic procedures and concepts and learn more about others’ perspectives on behavioral research projects.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Apply core Behavior Analyst concepts and techniques
- Reflect on how the practicum experiences are supporting knowledge and skill development
- Prepare for BACB certificate exam as administered by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, Inc. (BACB®, http://bacb.com)