The aim of the Program is to provide comprehensive training in behavior analysis, out of which more specialized basic, applied, and theoretical interests may be developed. A balance of basic, applied, and theoretical training is sought. Our faculty and students strive to:
- Preserve the accumulated knowledge of behavior science by imparting it to others.
- Develop the science of behavior through the production of new knowledge.
- Contribute to the betterment of society by the application of this knowledge.
- Assure the viability of the profession through participation in its governance.
Behavior Analysis is an approach to psychology emphasizing the study of behavior in its historical and situational contexts. Behavior Analysis training at the University of Nevada-Reno is conducted via a junior-colleague model and includes supervised experience and instruction in:
- the philosophies of behaviorism
- the theory and methodology of behavior analysis
- basic and applied research in human behavior
- basic research in animal behavior
- application of behavioral principles to organizational administration and consultation, instructional design and technology, parent and teacher training, and clinical populations
- participatory governance and fiscal management