Studyinfo subject PSYK2310 2020 HØST
PSYK2310 Behavior Analysis 3 - Experimental and Conceptual Behavior Analysis Course description
- Course name in Norwegian
- Atferdsanalyse 3 - Eksperimentell og konseptuell atferdsanalyse
- Study programme
Bachelorstudium i psykologi med vekt på atferdsanalyse
- 10 ECTS
- Year of study
- Programme description
- Course history
The course gives students a more in-depth behaviour analytic understanding of human behaviour. It provides a more detailed look at the theoretical basis for using learning principles to solve different challenges.
Required preliminary courses
The student must have passed PSYK1420 and PSYK2200.
After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence:
The student has knowledge of
the connection between applied, experimental and conceptual behaviour analysis
labels and categorical errors in descriptions of behaviour and behavioural explanations
behaviour analytic understanding of verbal behaviour and interpretation of different memory phenomena
The student is capable of
discussing arguments for and against behaviour analytic approaches to explaining human behaviour
defining and providing examples that illustrate behaviour analytic concepts
The student is capable of
defending a scientific position where the goals are to describe, predict and control
identifying different problems encountered when limiting and describing behavioural units
describing the necessary considerations when choosing analysis units in experimental and applied behaviour analysis
Teaching and learning methods
Work and teaching methods used in the course are lectures, 'inter-teaching', self-study and student-initiated group work. Seminars will also be held, where participation is compulsory. Here, students will present topics from the syllabus and encourage discussion, and will receive guidance on further reading.
The students’ learning outcomes will be documented through presentations, tests and the exam.
Participation at the seminars (80%)
Presentation of subject matter/texts
All required coursework must be approved before the student can submit their home exam.
Portfolio exam comprising four tests taken during the course and an individual home exam over four days, maximum 2,000 words. All four tests must be approved before the student can take the home exam. All the components must be awarded a pass grade before the exam as a whole can be passed. If the student fails one test, this may be retaken. Resit/rescheduled attempts at the four tests can be taken once before the ordinary, individual home exam. Before the resit/rescheduled individual home exam over four days, students will be given a third and final attempt at one or more of the tests.
Permitted exam materials and equipment
For the tests: None
A–F. A grade will be awarded on the basis of the tests taken during the course (60%) and the result of the home exam (40%). The student has a right to appeal the overall exam grade for the whole portfolio.
One internal and one external examiner