The Coronary-Prone Behavior Pattern: A Behavioral Approach to Intervention

  • Richard M. Suinn


The basic objective of intervention is the achievement of change in behaviors (or emotional states) where psychological interventions are involved. This implies that ongoing methods have not effected changes in the patient. For the Type A patient, this appears to be a correct assumption in that many Type A persons seem unable to alter their life-styles, even following a severe heart attack. Although these persons are intellectually aware of the importance of changing their life-style, many report that habits are too strongly ingrained. A behavioral analysis of this problem generally poses two questions: (1) what maintains the behavior in question, and (2) what alternative new behaviors are desirable and how might these be achieved?


Behavioral Approach Stress Management Training Electro Myographic Biofeedback High Life Stress Behavioral Change Program 
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