The Experimental and Theoretical Foundations of Behavior Modification

  • Donald J. Levis


Critical issues related to the area of psychological assessment and treatment of human psychological disturbance, which are topics of this volume, have been addressed numerous times in an already vast and extensive published literature. Yet, despite these past efforts, the scholarly search to establish integrative lawful statements about human psychopathology, which lead to increased precision in assessment and treatment, is still an ongoing process. The quest to identify, establish, and develop effective methods of treatment has been retarded, in part, by a mental health field plagued by conceptual diversity, training inadequacies, and a lack of consensus in the need to objectify the validity of a given theoretical model and treatment approach.


Behavior Therapy Avoidance Behavior Classical Conditioning Aversive Stimulus Abnormal Psychology 
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  • Donald J. Levis
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyState University of New York at BinghamtonBinghamtonUSA

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