PSYC 3663


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Course No. and Title: PSYC 3663 Introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis
Credit Value: Three (3) credit hours
Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the basic principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and its various applications. The first part of the course gives students a foundation in the basic principles of learning. The second part of the course covers how these principles can be used to explain and modify human behaviour. Topic areas include autism and intellectual disabilities, psychiatric disorders, school psychology, organizational behaviour management, sports, and large-scale social issues.


Introductory Psychology (6CH) Co-requisite: PSYC 2613

Course Instructor:

Carole Marion, Psychology Department,

Course Features:

Recorded Lectures

Lecture slides for students to follow along

Activities built into lectures

Online unit quizzes

Final Exam (invigilated) 

Written Assignment

Course Format:

Students will read one or more chapters in the textbook, watch the lectures, and participate in ongoing activities and exercises throughout the lectures. Students will then complete an online quiz for the unit. This quiz must be completed in order for students to access the material for the next unit. Students will submit an assignment that helps them put into practice the material learned during the lecture. Assignments must be submitted in order for the student to access the next lecture.

Course Texts:

Required Text
Cooper J.O., Heron T.E., & Heward, W.L. (2007). Applied behavior analysis (2nd ed.). Upper
Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc.

Optional Readings
Martin, G. L., & Pear, J. J. (2015). Behavior modification: What it is and how to do it, 10th
Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:

Assignments & Examinations:

Students can earn a maximum of 500 points for this course. Letter grades will correspond to the number of points earned.
Assignments – 89 points
Unit Quizzes – 130 (13 quizzes in total)
Participation points (student submit their answers to some of the ongoing activities presented during the lectures) - 39
Final Exam – 200 points
All work will be done and submitted online.

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.

Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
MasterCard / VISA / American Express (Please call the College of Extended Learning at 1-866-599-4646  or 506 453-4646 with your credit card number, expiry date, and the name as it appears on the card. Please do not send credit card information via email).

Apply Now!
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.