Syllabus

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
Course Title:
Course Number:
Units:
Term & Year:
Day/Time:
Class Location:
Grading:

Behavior Modification
PSYC 154
4
Fall 2013
Mon/Wed/Fri 2:00pm-2:50pm
York Hall 2622
Letter grades or Pass/No Pass

Instructor:
Email:
Office Hours:
Location:

Danielle Beck-Ellsworth, PsyD, LMFT
dbeckellsworth@gmail.com
Wednesdays, 10:45am - 12:40pm
McGill Hall 2113

Graduate TA:
Office Hours:
Location:
E-mail:

Cara Buck
Tuesdays, 3:15 - 5:15pm
Wednesdays, 12:00 - 1:50pm
McGill Hall 2316
cbuck@ucsd.edu

Graduate TA:
Office Hours:
Location:
E-mail:

Elizabeth Bacon
Mondays, 3:15 - 4:45pm
McGill Hall 1330
ebacon@ucsd.edu

Questions: Please e-mail the graduate TAs if you have questions about the course, schedule, exams, grading, assignments, etc.
REQUIRED COURSE TOOLS
The I-clicker 2 is required for the course. Students may use the I-clicker 1 if they already own one. The class website is available on TED: https://ted.ucsd.edu. Handouts, lecture slides, and grades will be posted on TED. It is your responsibility to check TED for announcements and uploaded course material. REQUIRED READINGS

Miltenberger, R. G. (2012). Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures (5th Edition). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson.
*Book is on reserve at Geisel library.
Articles: The following articles are available on TED to download: Austin, J. & Soeda, J. (2008). Fixed-time teacher attention to decrease off-task behaviors of typically developing third graders. Journal of Applied Behavior Behavior Analysis, 41, 279-283. Gulotta, C., Piazza, C., Patel, M., & Layer, S. (2005). Using food redistribution to reduce packing in

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children with severe food refusal. Journal of Applied Behavior Behavior Analysis, 38, 39-50. Iwata, B., Dorsey, M., Slifer, K., Bauman, K., & Richman, G. (1982). Toward a functional analysis of self-injury. Journal of Applied Behavior Behavior Analysis, 27, 197-209. Lovaas, O. I. (1987). Behavioral treatment and normal educational and intellectual functioning in young autistic children. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55, 3 - 9. Powell, D. (2004). Behavioral treatment of debilitating test anxiety among medical students. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 60, 853-865.

Schrandt, J., Townsend, D., & Poulson, C. (2009). Teaching empathy skills to children with autism. Journal of Applied Behavior Behavior Analysis, 42, 17-32.
GRADING
Students risk their academic integrity when they ask for a grade other than the grade they earned in the class. Do NOT ask Dr. BE to change your grade. Do NOT ask for extra credit to improve your grade. All opportunities for extra credit and grade improvement will be offered equally to all students. Grading Scale

*Students’ final course grade is rounded-up for .5 and above. For example a 92.5% would become a 93% (A) after rounding-up. Note that a .49 does not equal a .5. If you receive a 92.49% you will receive an A-. Grading Scale

A+
100 +%
A
99-93%
A92-90%
B+
89-86%
B
85-83%
B82-80%
C+
79-76%
C
75-73%
C72-70%
D
69-60%
F
< 59%
Grading Breakdown
Assignment/Exams

Total Points

Weight Toward Final Grade

Clicker Participation

10

10%

Personal Behavior Modification Paper

50

10%

Midterm I

25

20%

Midterm II

25

20%

Final Exam

70

40%

Extra Credit-Registering Clicker by September
30, 2013, 2:00pm.

0.5

0.5%

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Assignment/Exams

Total Points
190

Total

Weight Toward Final Grade
100%

3How to Calculate Weighted Grades:
((student pts/clicker total pts) * .10) + ((student pts/paper total pts) * .10) + ((student pts/midterm one total pts) * . 20) + ((student pts/midterm two total pts) * .20) + ((student pts/final total pts) * .40) Example: A student receives 9 pts on her clicker assignment, 50 pts on her paper, 25 pts on her midterm, 23 pts on her midterm two and 60 points on her final.

((9/10) * .10) + ((50/50) * .10) +...
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