The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 293–299 | Cite as

Fostering Multiple Repertoires in Undergraduate Behavior Analysis Students

  • David A. D. Polson


Eight techniques used by the author in teaching an introductory applied behavior analysis course are described: (a) a detailed study guide, (b) frequent tests, (c) composition of practice test questions, (d) in-class study groups, (e) fluency building with a computerized flash-card program, (f) bonus marks for participation during question-and-answer sessions, (g) student presentations that summarize and analyze recently published research, and (h) in-class behavior analysis of comic strips. Together, these techniques require an extensive amount of work by students. Nevertheless, students overwhelmingly prefer this approach to the traditional lecture-midterm-final format, and most earn an A as their final course grade.

Key words

college instruction behavior analysis study guide frequent tests practice test questions study groups fluency student presentations 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Counselling ServicesUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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