Skip to main content

National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Principles of Social Skills Through Behavior Modification (PSY-416)


Varies (self-study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: assess the types of behavioral assessment; describe the factors that influence the effectiveness of reinforcement; explain the principles of punishment; examine a behavior chain and how to develop a chain procedure; identify the four components of behavioral skill training; examine problem behaviors through functional assessments; describe the use of punishment techniques; discuss  strategies that can be used to promote the generalization of behavior change; examine the different types of self-management strategies; and examine the components of a behavioral contract.


Principles of Social Skills Through Behavior Modification (PSY-416) introduces students to the principles of social skills through behavior modification. Students learn a step-by-step approach that includes practical information on the technologies used to measure and record behavior changes. Other topics include reinforcement methods and implement social changes using self-management strategies and behavioral modification.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Psychology (5/21).