Communication Autism Spectrum
Functional communication training has served as an effective intervention to increase individuals’ communication skills and decrease problem behavior (Durand & Merges, 2001). Functional communication training is a replacement for problem behaviors occurring when individuals cannot effectively communicate their wants and needs (Durand & Merges, 2001). Functional communication training works to teach an alternative behavior that...
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Substance Use Psychology
Historically, the treatment of individuals with a substance use disorder (SUD) was left to a small group of professionals who specialized in addiction. Unfortunately, that meant for someone to be treated they had to recognize in themselves the need for help and seek those professionals out.
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Michael Chen Psychology
Cognitive psychology has its roots in cognition, which explores how our mind learns and perceives information. How it processes it, how it stores that information in your memory, and how we retrieve that information. One example is test taking. How do people study and learn information so they can retrieve and share it later on...
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Psychology Work Force
One of the most significant benefits of a degree in psychology is gaining a deeper understanding of human behavior. This understanding can be applied to many different industries, including healthcare, education, business, and social work. Employers value employees who can understand human behavior and apply that knowledge to improve their work.
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Industrial Organizational Psychology
Industrial-organizational, or IO psychology, is a specialty field of psychology that focuses on the application of psychology to the workplace. It's an area of scientific study and professional practice that aims to understand and measure human behavior in order to make the workplace better for the people who work there.
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Feedforward Interviews in Performance Management
Performance feedback should play a role in motivating and improving employees’ work performance. While most of us enjoy receiving positive feedback, employees are often in fear of negative feedback and supervisors do not feel comfortable providing negative feedback. The discomfort anticipated and experienced by both sides could sever the important communication channel at work. Feedback...
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Myra Beth Bundy Psychology
EKU instructor, Myra Beth Bundy believes in taking an active part in her student’s educational journey and providing a quality learning experience. She goes above and beyond to ensure her online students have opportunities to interact and engage with her. Bundy’s enthusiasm for her field and personal attention to her students makes her a particular...
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international student psychology
Manvier Uppal lives in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada and is a student in Eastern Kentucky University’s online master of science in industrial organizational psychology program. After completing his undergraduate degree in psychology, Uppal decided he did not want to pursue the traditional psychology pathway. Industrial organizational (IO) psychology stood out as he began researching alternatives.
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psychology education
Applied behavior analysis or ABA is a treatment based on behavioral theory that can be used in a variety of settings and with many different ages and groups of people. ABA is often used to increase skills and quality of life of those with autism and other developmental and behavioral differences.
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Person writing out a schedule
The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically impacted the way we all live our lives, including the daily lives of those who may have behavior support plans. Behavior support plans are used to help prevent the occurrence of challenging behaviors and provide support for the individual and for caregivers in the environment when the behaviors do occur....
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