1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE is the study of the causes of behaviour as a result of individual differences, experience and environment, and the modification of that behaviour.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of human development, behaviour and interaction, and the techniques and procedures of research design and analysis.

Courses in Narrow Field 0907 Behavioural Science develop skills in:
. conducting research into human behaviour at the individual and group level using a variety of social research methods
. constructing, administering and interpreting tests to understand human behaviour
. planning and implementing individual and group programmes to modify human behaviour

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

090701  Psychology
090799  Behavioural Science, n.e.c.

090701 Psychology

Psychology is the study of the science of human nature and of mental states and processes. It includes the study of human and animal nature.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. research methods in psychology
. behaviourism
. personality theory and assessment
. psychotherapy

090799 Behavioural Science, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Behavioural Science not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. cognitive science
. behavioural health studies
. neuro-linguistic programming

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