Courses TAught

The members of the LAB often serve in the role of both student and teacher. The following are courses that are either taught by or supervised by Dr. Jessica Erin Frieder and other members of the LAB.

PSY 2517 - Applied Behavior Analysis in Autism and Developmental Disabilities

A survey of the behavioral approaches for working with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. Topics will include historical background, diagnosis, assessment, and evidence-based interventions.

PSY 3517 - Educational Psychology

Provides an overview of the applications of psychology in the field of education. Topics that will be addressed include an overview of the school system, educational theory, Response to Intervention (RtI), evidence-based educational programs and techniques, components of effective instruction, assessing for academic performance and learning difficulties, School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS), and classroom management strategies.

PSY 3960 - Philosophy of Science and Psychology

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the philosophy of science as a behaviorist views it. Additionally, this course will provide students with relevant histories and backgrounds regarding philosophical stances adopted and rejected by behaviorism. Students will also be exposed to several topics of debate within the field of Behavior Analysis with the goal of understanding how the philosophy of the science is guiding those within the field. Finally, this course will cover Skinner's specific philosophy of science as outlined in his writings and the works of others.

PSY 5170 - Psychology in the Schools

This course provides an overview of psychology in the schools, with an emphasis on interventions for children or adolescents presenting difficulties with learning or behavior. This course will provide an overview of how to design, implement and evaluate interventions in schools for individual and groups of children. An overview of the role of the school psychologist will be provided.

PSY 6570 -  Autism: Etiology, Assessment, and Behavioral Treatment

This is a course for psychology graduate students who intend to work with individuals with autism. The course provides a survey of etiological theories of autism, a review of best practices in diagnosis with accompanying practice in assessment, and an overview of best practices in behavioral treatment of autism. Lectures are supplemented by course projects, invited speakers, and homework exercises that are designed to increase student proficiency in assessing and treating individuals with autism.