Applied Behavior Analysis

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientific discipline concerned with applying techniques based upon the principles of learning to change behavior of social significance. It is the applied form of behavior analysis; the other two forms are radical behaviorism (or the philosophy of the science) and the experimental analysis of behavior (or basic experimental research).

The name "applied behavior analysis" has replaced behavior modification because the latter approach suggested attempting to change behavior without clarifying the relevant behavior-environment interactions. In contrast, ABA tries to change behavior by first assessing the functional relationship between a targeted behavior and the environment. Further, the approach often seeks to develop socially acceptable alternatives for aberrant behaviors.

ABA has been brought to bear on a wide range of areas and behavioral problems. Examples include such things as early intensive behavioral interventions for children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), research on the principles influencing criminal behavior, as well as HIV prevention, conservation of natural resources, education, gerontology, health and exercise, industrial safety, language acquisition, littering, medical procedures, parenting, psychotherapy, seatbelt use, severe mental disorders, sports, substance abuse, phobias, pediatric feeding disorders, and zoo management and care of animals.

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Matching Applied Behavior Analysis Colleges

Capella University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $13,788 average out-state tuition; $13,788 average in-state tuition
Florida Institute of Technology
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $40,490 average out-state tuition; $40,490 average in-state tuition
Western Michigan University
Four or more years; Public; $13,776 average out-state tuition; $11,020 average in-state tuition
University of North Texas
Four or more years; Public; $18,063 average out-state tuition; $8,103 average in-state tuition
Simmons College
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $38,500 average out-state tuition; $38,500 average in-state tuition
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Los Angeles
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $12,930 average out-state tuition; $12,930 average in-state tuition
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago
Four or more years; Private not for profit

Scholarships for Applied Behavior Analysis Majors

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FIRST Scholarship - Tulane University

FIRST

$30,000 April 15, 2020 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - Tulane University

FIRST

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$30,000

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April 15, 2020
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Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$20,000 February 01, 2020 See Details

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

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$20,000

deadline

February 01, 2020
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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $25,000 Varies See Details

Honors Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $25,000

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Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

$14,000 Varies See Details

Dean's Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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$14,000

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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

Up to $12,000 Varies See Details

President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Up to $12,000

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Legacy Scholars Award - College of Ed and Human Dev - UM, Twin Cities

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

$10,000 Varies See Details

Legacy Scholars Award - College of Ed and Human Dev - UM, Twin Cities

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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$10,000

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City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $9,000 Varies See Details

City of New Rochelle Resident Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $9,000

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Catholic High School Graduate Award

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $9,000 Varies See Details

Catholic High School Graduate Award

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $9,000

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Merit Transfer Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

Up to $11,500 Varies See Details

Merit Transfer Scholarship - The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle

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Up to $11,500

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