Understanding and Changing Human Behaviour

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Understanding and Changing Human Behaviour

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject introduces students to an evidence-based framework for understanding the functions of human behaviour. This subject will focus on teaching students the techniques used to conduct a systematic analysis of behaviour that limits human performance. Students will also learn about the specific strategies that can be used to create meaningful and long-term change in human behaviour.

    Learning Objectives
    1. To apply and evaluate the basic steps for analysing human behaviour and its maintaining variables.
    2. To develop effective expressive, receptive and written communication skills as these apply to the Counselling and Behviour Management environments.
    3. To design and implement an individaulised behavioural intervention to improve one specific behavioural concern.
    4. To construct A-B-C data-collection tools to monitor changes in behaviour and to use these data to judge the extent of behaviour change.
    5. To identify and explain the ethical issues significant to working with clients to alter their patterns of behaviour.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.