Behavior Modification: What It Is And How To Do It by Garry L. MartinBehavior Modification: What It Is And How To Do It by Garry L. Martin

Behavior Modification: What It Is And How To Do It

byGarry L. Martin, Joseph Pear

Paperback | February 7, 2006

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For undergraduate courses in Behavior Modification or Behavior Therapy


This book presents a comprehensive, practical presentation of both the principles of behavior modification and guidelines for their application.


Throughout their separate experiences in teaching behavior modification over the past 39 years, both Garry Martin and Joseph Pear’s goals have remained the same: to teach people about the principles of behavior modification and 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. Through eight editions their text has remained successful and effective because it addresses the needs of two central audiences: college and university students taking courses in behavior modification and its related areas; and students or practitioners of various helping professions (such as clinical psychology, counseling, medicine, etc.) who are concerned directly with enhancing various forms of behavioral development. Assuming no prior knowledge of behavior modification or psychology, this text facilitates understanding of the principles of behavior modification and helps readers to successfully implement behavior modification programs.

Title:Behavior Modification: What It Is And How To Do ItFormat:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9.2 × 6.98 × 0.7 inPublished:February 7, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0131942271

ISBN - 13:9780131942271


Table of Contents

Part I The Behavior Modification Approach


1. Introduction

2. Areas of Application: An Overview


Part 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


Part III Some Preliminary Considerations for Effective Programming Strategies


17. Capitalizing on Exisiting Stimulus Control: Rules and Goals

18. Capitalizing on Exisiting Stimulus Control: Modeling, Guidance, and Situational Inducement

19. Motivation and Behavior Modification


Part IV Dealing with Data


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


Part V Putting it all Together


24. Planning, Applying, and Evaluating a Treatment Program

25. Token Economies

26. Helping an Individual to Develop Self-Control

27. Cognitive Behavior Modification

28. Areas of Clinical Behavior Therapy


Part VI A Historical Perspecitve and Ethical Issues


29. Giving it all Some Perspective: A Brief History

30. Ethical Issues




Author Index

Subject Index