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CAAWT Online Group Class

Introduction to 
the Science
of Behavior

(Part 1)

Hello, this is Sean and Maasa! We are excited to welcome you to our Introduction to the Science of Behavior class! We will use Dr. Israel Goldiamond's book "Goldiamond's Functional Analysis of Behavior (known as "The Blue Books)" to guide us through understanding and analyzing the functional relations of behavior and environment.  We will be building up to some complex topics during this class, so we encourage you to attend the Open House sessions and feel comfortable asking questions.

**Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All the profits from the group classes will fund free programs that CAAWT offers for individuals and facilities that oversee the care of animals. For every third registration, CAAWT can provide one free spot for someone in need! 

We will announce this group class for the English audience in the future!

⚫︎ Class Description

This 4-week group class introduces the basics of natural science of behavior, “B=f(x) under c” to understand functional relations between behavior and its environment. You will learn each variable in B=f(x) under c, and learn to think about various situations through Sean and Maasa’s lens.

⚫︎ Main Texbook

Goldiamond, I., & Thompson, D. (2004). The blue books: Goldiamond & Thompson’s the functional analysis of behavior, P. T. Andronis (Ed.). Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies. (Original work published in 1967)

⚫︎ Learning Objectives 

  • State each variable in B=f(x) under c

  • In your own interest area, give an example of B=f(x) and specify c

  • State the distinction between topographic and functional definition of behavior

  • Given various scenarios, talk aloud and identify each variable in B=f(x) under c through Sean & Maasa’s lens



⚫︎ Instructors

Sean Will

Sean Will, M.S.

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Maasa Nishimuta, M.S.

⚫︎ Place

The group class will be held via Zoom. You can join group classes wherever if you have secure internet. We will send you the Zoom meeting link and the detailed information via email before the first group class. If you are not used to Zoom, Maasa can have a practice session before the group class so that you are ready to learn!



⚫︎ Date and Time

To be announced!


⚫︎ Fee

$235.00 (plus transaction fee)

*We accept payment though PayPal

*CAAWT Membership Premium member will receive 50% off of the group class fee!

⚫︎ Registration - We will announce when the registration is open!

Below is the timeline before the first group class:

① If you are interested in joining the group class, please fill out the registration form. You can click the registration button below, which will take you to the registration form. 

② After we check your registration form, we will send you an invoice from PayPal. Please make a payment within a week. You will receive an invoice from an email address: 

③ After we confirm your payment, we will send you the Zoom meeting link and all the information you need to know before joining us on the first day of the group class! 

⚫︎ Cancelation

After you submit the registration form, we will send you an invoice from PayPal. If you do not make a payment within a week, your registration may be canceled. Once we receive your payment, we are not able to refund the money. If we have to cancel the group class, we will refund you in full.

⚫︎ Contact us

If you have any questions regarding the group class, please reach out to us at

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