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College of Extended Learning

Topics in Behavior Analysis: Ethical Considerations

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Psychology PSYC 3365 One (1) credit hours

This course is restricted to students registered in the ABA Certificate program

This course provides students an introduction to the foundations of ethical thinking and reviews various perspectives for ethical decision making within a behavioural framework. Students will become familiar with the guidelines for ethical conduct for behavior analysts, and consider their relevance in common ethical dilemmas faced by practicing behavior analysts; including considerations in intervention strategies, supervision, and oversight of behaviour services, and systems of behaviour change. The course will emphasize strategies for avoiding ethical conflicts, protecting the welfare and rights of those with whom you will work, and disseminating ethical decisions to others.

Instructor: Albert Malkin (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: PSYC 2613 and PSYC 3663, Admission to C-ABA Program

Why take this course?

  • This course will introduce the fundamentals of ethical thinking and decision making within a behavioural framework.
  • Students will learn to apply knowledge of clinical standards and conduct guidelines to clinical situations.
  • This course will lay the foundation for further study and application of behavioral technologies in the welfare of the consumers of behavior analysis.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 1 x Conceptual Presentation (100 points)
  • 6 x Discussion Papers (10 points each)
  • 1 x TCPS: Core Modules (30 points)
  • 1 x Final Exam (invigilated, 150 points)

The final exam for this course will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form.

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. Learn more about fees and methods of payment.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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