Behaviour Modification

Course code 73224

This course focuses on the fact that many behaviours are learned and that we can modify our behaviour by changing our environment. You will learn about behavioural theories and principles and how they can be used to help decrease problem behaviours and increase desired behaviours.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.

Topics covered include

  • behaviour assessment
  • positive reinforcement
  • extinction
  • shaping
  • reinforcement schedules
  • fading
  • chaining
  • generalisation
  • prompts
  • stimulus discrimination training
  • conditioned reinforcement
  • treatment evaluation, and
  • report writing and feedback.

Other requirements

You will also require access to a computer, the Internet and email.


There is a textbook required for this course. Visit our textbook page for more information.


70% In-course

30% Examination


For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

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