Behavior Modification: What it is and how to Do it

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Prentice Hall, 1999 - Behavior modification - 444 pages
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Assuming no prior knowledge of behaviour modification or psychology, this widely-adopted text offers students personal, hands-on experience with the principles of behaviour modification and their application to everyday concerns from helping children learn life's necessary skills to solving some of their own personal behaviour problems. *NEW-Adds/expands/updates coverage of key topics to reflect recent developments in the field, e.g.: - Parenting and gerontology. - Establishing operations. - Concurrent schedules and the matching law. - Teaching independent use of prompts in chaining procedures. - Conceptual behavior, equivalence classes, and behavioral momentum. - The causes of emotions. - The distinction between functional assessment and experimental functional analysis. - The treatment of habit disorders. *NEW-Features two new lead cases and provides additional examples to better illustrate the application of principles in everyday life with adults as well as children (versus the way these principles have been harnessed by therapists to change behavior), e.g.: - Distinguishing between the reinforcement schedules for reducing behavior: DRL, DRO, and DRI. - The nature of escape and

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Contents

THE BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION APPROACH
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AN OVERVIEW
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BASIC BEHAVIORAL PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES
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