PSYC457-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Behavioural Interventions

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Problem-solving interventions across the life-span at the individual, family and community level using behaviour analysis principles.

This is a one-semester, 15-point course in the application of problem-solving interventions of a behavioural and/or cognitive-behavioural kind. Such interventions may be applied across the life-span from infancy to old age and at the individual, family/group, school, organizational and community level. These applications and interventions studied are evidence-based and draw on the science of behaviour analysis, social learning theory, and cognitive-behavioural theory/therapy. The course aims to provide an introduction to the field, emphasising general principles. It is not intended to provide professional training in any therapeutic procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this course are expected to be able to
(a) analyse problems using the conceptual framework provided by behavioural analysis/cognitive-behavioural theory;
(b) plan “in principle” problem-solving interventions which embody evidence-based principles;
(c) formulate intervention plans in ways that therapy outcomes may be scientifically evaluated using appropriate research designs; and
(d) relate specific problems and interventions to current relevant theory and research.


Subject to approval of the Head of Department.

Course Coordinator

Neville Blampied


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Poster 25%
Research Proposal 20%
Review 35%
Class Presentation & Participation 20%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Kazdin, Alan E; Behavior modification in applied settings ; 7th ed; Waveland Press, 2013.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,051.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing on the departments and faculties page .

All PSYC457 Occurrences

  • PSYC457-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022