PS 235 Behavior Modification (3)
A presentation and examination of the principles of learning upon which behavior modification techniques are based. Classical conditioning, operant conditioning, aversive conditioning, and vicarious learning are explored in terms of their relation to cognitive, perceptual, social, and developmental learnings. Particular attention paid to behavioral treatments of problems such as phobias, undesirable habits such as smoking, overeating, excessive drinking, temper tantrums, sexual inadequacy and related problems, developmental disabilities and disturbances in children, as well as the educating and training in self-help skills of children with disabilities. Prerequisite: PS 101S or equivalent. Formerly PS 335.