Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
PSYC 231, 232, 233; STAT 193 (or MATH 177 or QUAN 102)
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
This course examines the mechanisms involved in acquiring new behaviours and maintaining old ones. An emphasis is placed on understanding the ways in which the environment controls behaviour and the general principles that govern all behaviour. Specific topics likely to be covered include: advanced theory and research on operant and classical conditioning processes, rule-governed behaviour, observational learning, and comparative cognition. The potential role of these processes in everyday life and in the development and control of problem behaviours such as compulsive gambling, drug addiction and impulsivity will be examined.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.