Behavior Modification: What It Is And How To Do It

Paperback | June 14, 2014

byGarry Martin, Joseph J. PearEditorGarry Martin

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Behavior Modification,10/e assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. The authors begin with basic principles and procedures of behavior modification and then provide readers with how-to-skills such as observing and recording. Next, the authors provide advanced discussion and references to acquaint readers with some of the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of the field. Readers will emerge with a thorough understanding of behavior modification in a wide variety of populations and settings.

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Behavior Modification,10/e assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. The authors begin with basic principles and procedures of behavior modification and then provide readers with how-to-skills such as observing and recording. Next, the authors provide advanced discussion a...

Garry Martin, a native Manitoban, attended Colorado College on a hockey scholarship, where he received the BA degree. He then attended Arizona State University for the MA and PhD degrees. Garry returned to Manitoba in 1966 and taught in the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba until his retirement at the end of 2008....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.65 inPublished:June 14, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205992102

ISBN - 13:9780205992102

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Table of Contents

Part I  : The Behavior Modification Approach

Chapter 1:      Introduction

Chapter 2:      Areas of Application: An Overview

Part II : Basic Behavioral Principles and Procedures

Chapter 3:      Respondent (Classical, Pavlovian) Conditioning of Reflexive Behavior

Chapter 4:      Increasing a Behavior with Positive Reinforcement

Chapter 5:      Increasing Behavior with Conditioned Reinforcement

Chapter 6:      Decreasing a Behavior with Extinction

Chapter 7:      Getting a New Behavior to Occur with Shaping

Chapter 8:      Developing Behavioral Persistence With Schedules of Reinforcement

Chapter 9:      Responding at the Right Time and Place: Stimulus Discrimination and Stimulus Generalization

Chapter 10:    Changing the Control of a Behavior with Fading

Chapter 11:    Getting a New Sequence of Behaviors to Occur with Behavior Chaining

Chapter 12:    Differential Reinforcement Procedures to Decrease Behavior Decreasing Tommy¿s Talking Out

Chapter 13:    Decreasing Behavior With Punishment

Chapter 14:    Establishing Behavior by Escape and Avoidance Conditioning

Chapter 15:    Respondent and Operant Conditioning Together

Chapter 16:    Transferring Behavior to New Settings and Making It Last: Generality of Behavioral Change

Part III:Capitalizing on Antecedent Control Procedures

Chapter 17:    Antecedent Control: Rules and Goals

Chapter 18:    Antecedent Control: Modeling, Physical Guidance, and Situational Inducement

Chapter 19:    Antecedent Control: Motivation

Chapter 20:    Behavioral Assessment: Initial Considerations

Chapter 21:    Direct Behavioral Assessment: What to Record and How

Chapter 22:    Doing Behavior Modification Research

Part V: Putting It All Together to Develop Effective Behavioral Programs

Chapter 23:    Functional Assessment of Problem Behavior

Chapter 24:    Planning, Applying, and Evaluating a Behavioral Program

Chapter 25:    Token Economies

Chapter 26:    Helping an Individual to Develop Self-Control

Part VI: Behavior Therapy for Psychological Disorders

Chapter 27:    Approaches to Behavior Therapy: Cognitive Restructuring, Self-Directed

Chapter 28:    Psychological Disorders Treated by Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

Part VII: A Historical Perspective and Ethical Issues

Chapter 29:    Giving It All Some Perspective: A Brief History

Chapter 30:    Ethical Issues