Behaviour Modification


Behaviour modification has as its goal the change or removal of a patient’ symptoms, usually concentrating upon the directly observable manifestations of abnormality. It is generally held by behaviour therapists that the methods of treatment which they employ derive from theories of learning and conditioning, although there is nowadays a tendency to broaden the ‘behavioural’ approach to include some apparently successful strategies which have more doubtful connections with such theories and are, in consequence, referred to as ‘behaviour modification’ procedures.


Behavioural Control Operant Conditioning Positive Reinforcement Behaviour Modification Undesirable Behaviour 
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Further Reading

  1. Bandura, A. (1969). Principles of Behaviour Modification (New York: Holt)Google Scholar
  2. Kazdin, A. (1975). Behaviour Modification in Applied Settings (London: Irwin Dorsey)Google Scholar
  3. Lazarus, A. (1971). Behaviour Therapy and Beyond (London: McGraw-Hill)Google Scholar
  4. Poteet, J. (1974). Behaviour Modification (London: University of London Press)Google Scholar

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