Behavior Analysis

Behavior analysis is a field of experimental psychology focused on environmental influences on behavior. The major in behavior analysis provides students with broad theoretical, conceptual, and applied research training. Students may focus on the experimental or applied analysis of behavior. Students and faculty work together to investigate the fundamental relations between an organism’s behavior and environmental events as well as techniques to apply these basic findings to a variety of situations in which a change in behavior is desired. Current research projects include the study of choice behavior in pigeons and assessment and intervention with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Behavior Analysis Certification Board, Inc® has approved our course sequence as meeting the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst Examination® to become BCBA’s (nationally) and licensed behavior analysts (in Wisconsin). UWM currently has the only BACB approved course sequence in the state of Wisconsin.