PSYKPRA1 Applied Behavior Analysis - Exercises Course description

Course name in Norwegian
Anvendt atferdsanalyse - praksisstudier 
Study programme
Bachelorstudium i psykologi med vekt på atferdsanalyse
Year of study
Course history


This is a practical course where knowledge and skills acquired from previous courses are used in practical work. The practical training must therefore be taken at establishments where the purpose is to provide training or conduct change work based on concrete issues. The course is taken full-time over six weeks, unless otherwise agreed. The average work week is 30 hours, totalling 180 hours for the whole period. Practical training may entail shift work, days and evenings.

Required preliminary courses

Passed PSYK1420 and required coursework for PSYK2200 completed/approved.

Learning outcomes

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 purpose of the practical training establishment

  • the legal basis for the establishment



The student is capable of

  • using expedient methods of registration

  • performing functional analyses

  • proposing expedient training methods in relation to establishing new behaviour

  • proposing expedient behaviour to replace inexpedient behaviour

  • facilitating generalisation and continuation of behaviour changes

  • analysing collected data and presenting these in a graph

  • communicating with users, next of kin and other partners



The student

  • has insight into behaviour analysis’ areas of application

  • is capable of discussing ethical issues linked to data collection and observation

  • is capable of describing judicial factors that affect data collection and observation, with particular weight on consent, information exchange and storage

  • has professional understanding, relational skills and professional qualifications that are required by the practical training establishment

Teaching and learning methods

The practical training requirements are participation in work in the workplace/the establishment, activities that promote the learning outcomes and compliance with the university's general practical training requirements. This general requirements can be found in Canvas.

Course requirements

  • Submission of planning documents for practical training

  • Participation in work at the practical training establishment (minimum attendance of 90%)

  • Participation at any lectures/seminars at the university (80%)

  • Compliance with general practical training requirements


1. Assessment of practical training

2. Individual written assignment related to practical training, approx. 2,000 words. The report should show that the student has knowledge of different areas of the discipline (synthesis knowledge). Special criteria have been developed to assess this. When a fail grade is awarded for the written assignment, the student is permitted to submit a reworked version.

Permitted exam materials and equipment


Grading scale



For part 1: The person responsible for the course following a recommendation from the practical training supervisor

For part 2: One internal and one external examiner

The practical training supervisor must submit a recommendation on whether the practical training has been passed before the individual assignment is assessed.