Behavior Modification : What It Is and How to Do It

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This fifth edition of Behavior Modification: What It Is and How To Do It, like its predecessors, assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. Those who want to know how to apply behavior modification to their everyday concerns-from helping children learn life's necessary skills to solving some of their own personal behavior problems-will find the text useful.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Areas of Application: An Overviewp. 13
Getting a Behavior to Occur More Often With Positive Reinforcementp. 26
Decreasing a Behavior With Extinctionp. 49
Getting a New Behavior to Occur: An Application of Shapingp. 64
Developing Behavioral Persistence Through the Use of Intermittent Reinforcementp. 77
Types of Intermittent Reinforcement to Decrease Behaviorp. 95
Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time and Place is a Matter for Stimulus Discrimination Trainingp. 103
Developing Appropriate Behavior With Fadingp. 119
Developing and Maintaining Behavior With Conditioned Reinforcementp. 131
Getting a New Behavior to Occur With Behavioral Chainingp. 139
Transferring Behavior to New Settings and Making it Last: Generality of Behavioral Changep. 151
Eliminating Inappropriate Behavior Through Punishmentp. 164
Establishing a Desirable Behavior by Using Escape and Avoidance Conditioningp. 179
Procedures Based on Principles of Respondent Conditioningp. 188
Capitalizing on Existing Stimulus Control: Rules and Goalsp. 206
Capitalizing on Existing Stimulus Control: Modeling, Guidance, and Situational Inducementp. 219
Behavioral Assessment: Initial Considerationsp. 232
Direct Behavioral Assessment: What to Record and Howp. 243
Assessing and Treating the Causes of Problem Behaviorp. 261
Doing Research in Behavior Modificationp. 272
Planning, Applying, and Evaluating a Treatment Programp. 288
Token Economiesp. 300
Helping an Individual to Develop Self-Controlp. 313
Systematic Self-Desensitizationp. 335
Cognitive Behavior Modificationp. 350
Areas of Clinical Behavior Therapyp. 370
Giving it All Some Perspective: A Brief Historyp. 382
Ethical Issuesp. 396
Referencesp. 411
Author Indexp. 443
Subject Indexp. 449
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