1st Edition


ISBN 9788490350331
Published March 29, 2015 by Routledge
384 Pages

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Book Description

This book is a comprehensive, practical presentation of the principles of behavior modification and guidelines for their application. It teaches forms of behavior modification ranging from helping children learn necessary life skills to training pets, to solving personal behavior problems.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Areas of Application: An Overview 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. Intermittent Reinforcement to Decrease Behavior 8. Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time and Place: Stimulus Discrimination and Stimulus Generalization 9. Changing the Control of a Behavior with Fading 10. Getting a New Behavior to Occur with Shaping 11. Getting a New Sequence of Behaviors to Occur with Behavioral Chaining 12. Eliminating Inappropriate Behavior Through Punishment 13. Establishing Behavior by 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 Behavorial Change 17. Antecedent Control: Rules and Goals 18. Antecedent Control: Modeling, Guidance, and Situational Inducement 19. Antecedent Control: Motivation 20. Behavioral Assessment: Initial Considerations 21. Direct Behavioral Assessment: What to Record and How 22. Functional Assessment of the Causes of Problem Behavior 23. Doing Research in Behavior Modification 24. Planning, Applying, and Evaluating a Behavioral Program 25. Helping an Individual to Develop Self-Control 26. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Self-Directed Coping Methods, and ACT 27. Areas of Clinical Behavior Therapy 28. Ethical Issues

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