Behavior Modification

Behavior Modification : What It Is and How to Do It: United States Edition

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For courses in Behavior Modification, Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Therapy, The Psychology of Learning.Written in a reader-friendly style that assumes no prior knowledge of behavior modification or psychology, this best-selling text provides a comprehensive, practical presentation of both the elementary principles of behavior modification and step-by-step "how-to" guidelines for their application. Students not only develop a fundamental grasp of basic principles, but learn how to apply them effectively to their everyday concerns-from helping children learn life's necessary skills to solving some of their own personal behavior problems.
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  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 179.8 x 234.2 x 19.1mm | 684.94g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 7th edition
  • 0130995843
  • 9780130995841

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. Developing and Maintaining Behavior with Conditioned Reinforcement. 5. Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction. 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: Stimulus Discrimination and Stimulus Generalization. 9. Developing Appropriate Behavior with Fading. 10. Getting a New Behavior to Occur: An Application of Shaping. 11. Getting a New Sequence of Behaviors to Occur with Behavioral Chaining. 12. Eliminating Inappropriate Behavior through Punishment. 13. Establishing a Desirable Behavior by Using Escape and Avoidance Conditioning. 14. Procedures Based on Principles of Respondent Conditioning. 15. Respondent and Operant Conditioning Together. 16. Transferring Behavior to New Settings and Making It Last: Generality of Behavior Change. III. SOME PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS TO EFFECTIVE PROGRAMMING STRATEGIES. 17. Capitalizing on Existing Stimulus Control: Rules and Goals. 18. Capitalizing on Existing Stimulus Control: Modeling, Guidance, and Situational Inducement. IV. DEALING WITH DATA. 19. Behavioral Assessment: Initial Considerations. 20. Direct Behavioral Assessment: What to Record and How. 21. Functional Assessment of the Causes of Problem Behavior. 22. Doing Research in Behavior Modification. V. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER. 23. Planning, Applying, and Evaluating a Treatment Program. 24. Token Economies. 25. Helping an Individual to Develop Self-control. 26. Systematic Self-desensitization. 27. Cognitive Behavior Modification. 28. Areas of Clinical Behavior Therapy. VI. A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND ETHICAL ISSUES. 29. Giving It All Some Perspective: A Brief History. 30. Ethical Issues. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
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