Behavior Modification--What It Is and How to Do It

Behavior Modification--What It Is and How to Do It

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For freshman through senior-level courses in Behavior Modification, Applied Behavior Analysis, or Behavior Therapy. Assuming no prior knowledge of behavior modification or psychology, this widely-adopted text offers students personal, hands-on experience with the principles of behavior modification and their application to everyday concerns - from helping children learn life's necessary skills to solving some of their own personal behavior problems. Written in a very readable style - with numerous real-life examples - it features extensive descriptions of the particulars of program design, implementation, and evaluation - and includes summary how-to guidelines for most chapters.
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  • Paperback | 444 pages
  • 177.8 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 748.42g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 6th edition
  • 0130807427
  • 9780130807427

Table of contents

I. THE BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION APPROACH. 1. Introduction. 2. Areas of Application: An Overview. II. BASIC BEHAVIORAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES. 3. Getting a Behavior to Occur More Often with Positive Reinforcement. 4. Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction. 5. Getting a New Behavior to Occur: An Application of Shaping. 6. Developing Behavioral Persistence through the Use of Intermittent Reinforcement. 7. Types of Intermittent Reinforcement to Decrease Behavior. 8. Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time and Place Is a Matter for Stimulus Discrimination Learning. 9. Developing Appropriate Behavior with Fading. 10. Developing and Maintaining Behavior with Conditioned Reinforcement. 11. Getting a New Behavior to Occur with Behavioral Chaining. 12. Transferring Behavior to New Settings and Making It Last: Generality of Behavior Change. 13. Eliminating Inappropriate Behavior through Punishment. 14. Establishing a Desirable Behavior by Using Escape and Avoidance Conditioning. 15. Procedures Based on Principles of Respondent Conditioning. III. SOME PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS TO EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMING STRATEGIES. 16. Capitalizing on Existing Stimulus Control: Rules and Goals. 17. Capitalizing on Existing Stimulus Control: Modeling, Guidance, and Situational Inducement. IV. DEALING WITH DATA. 18. Behavioral Assessment: Initial Considerations. 19. Direct Behavioral Assessment: What to Record and How. 20. Functional Assessment of the Causes of Problem Behavior. 21. Doing Research in Behavior Modification. V. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. 22. Planning, Applying, and Evaluating a Treatment Program. 23. Token Economies. 24. Helping an Individual to Develop Self-Control. 25. Systematic Self-Desensitization. 26. Cognitive Behavior Modification. 27. Areas of Clinical Behavior Therapy. VI. A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND ETHICAL ISSUES. 28. Giving It All Some Perspective: A Brief History. 29. Ethical Issues. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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