Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Behavior Modification

  • Leo J. Reyna
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Behavior Modification refer to a relatively recent, interrelated group of procedures for clinical assessment, intervention, and prevention. They are employed to relieve behavioral, emotional, and cognitive distress and disabilities, and to enhance the individual’s functional repertoires. The first journals, Behavior Research and Therapy, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, and Behavior Therapy, have been followed by many others.

Further reading

  1. Hammonds B, ed. (1984): Psychology and learning. In: The Master Lecture Series, Vol 4. Washington DC: American Psychological AssociationGoogle Scholar
  2. Skinner BF (1953): Science and Human Behavior. New York: MacmillanGoogle Scholar
  3. Wilson G, Franks C, eds (1982): Contemporary Behavior Therapy. New York: Guilford PressGoogle Scholar
  4. Wolpe J, Salter A, Reyna L, eds (1964): The Conditioning Therapies: The Challenge in Psychotherapy. New York: Holt, Rhinehart and WinstonGoogle Scholar

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