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    Exploration of methodological, empirical and theoretical issues in areas of experimental and applied behaviour analysis.

    About this paper

    Paper title Advanced Topics in Behaviour Analysis
    Subject Psychology
    EFTS 0.0833
    Points 10 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
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    PSYC 465

    Entry into Psychology 400-level normally requires a major in Psychology, a B+ average or higher in Psychology 300-level papers, and a pass in PSYC 311 Quantitative Methods. We highly recommend that students have completed PSYC 310. Students from other universities must show evidence of an equivalent level of competence.


    Dr Brent Alsop (

    Teaching staff

    Dr Brent Alsop

    Paper Structure

    The paper consists of two sections. Section One consists of lectures (Dr Alsop), and Section Two consists of lectures/seminars given by the students. The size of the first section can expand or contract to accommodate student numbers.


    Textbooks are not required for this paper.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper should:

    • Understand how a behaviour analytic approach may be used in a range of experimental and applied situations
    • Be able to assess the contribution of behavioural principles in explaining a range of psychological phenomenon
    • Be able to evaluate behavioural interventions from an evidence-based perspective
    • Be able to independently research a topic, provide a written evaluation of that, and give a well-constructed presentation based on their research


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 14:00-16:50 29-35, 37-42
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