Behavior and learning University of Sao Paulo
This is a basic introductory course for Behavior Analysis principles. In this sense, it aims to provide the basic requirements for the student to understand the experimental and conceptual foundations of Behavior Analysis, so that the graduate student is able to attend other disciplines in the program.
At the end of the course, it is expected that students are able to: 1. Identify the main concepts of behavior analysis; 2. Analyze behavior using such concepts; 3. Perform laboratory experiments with human subjects and/or animals, formulate the research question, the experimental design, collect and analyze data. 4. Prepare scientific reports following international publishing standards
Seminars; - Exams - Research Report
Theoretical part: 1. Selection by consequences (phylogenetic, ontogenetic and cultural levels); 2. Response Consequences: reinforcement (positive and negative) 3. Response Consequences: punishment (positive and negative); 4. Secondary Reinforcement; 5. Schedules of reinforcement; 6. Stimulus Control; 7. Discrimination and Generalization; 8. Equivalence Stimuli Classes; 9. Verbal Behavior; 10. Rule Governed Behavior; 11. Social Contingencies; 12. The Evolution of Cultural Practices. Practical Part: Developing a research involving animals and/or humans. Animal research is conducted in operant conditioning lab using rats and involves observation and registration of operant level, shaping lever press, establishing stimulus control and performances under schedules of reinforcement. Research with human involves complex stimulus control, verbal behavior and/or cultural selection
Online Course Requirement
Maria Martha Costa H_bner, Paula Debert, Marcelo Frota Lobato Benvenuti
Site for Inquiry
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