Behavior Modification: Principles of Behavior Change
Price: Rs 1712.7
Pub Date: JUL-04
Publish Status: In Stock
Copyright Year: 2001
|About the book|| |
This clearly written and engaging text is a comprehensive introduction to the principles and techniques of behavior modification. Drawing on research, theory and personal experience, the author explains and provides examples of how these principles have been tested and applied in a variety of settings. The text is organized so that relatively simple concepts and techniques are introduced in the beginning chapters and then built upon toward increasingly complex and specialized methods, allowing behavior modification principles to unfold in an orderly sequence. Coverage of seldom covered topics includes overshadowing, habit reversal, self-monitoring, self-instruction, and covert behavioral methods for changing respondent behavior.
|Key features|| |
Distinctive organization. The text is organized so that relatively simple concepts and techniques are introduced in the beginning chapters and then built upon toward increasingly complex and specialized methods, allowing behavior modification principles to unfold in an orderly sequence.
Comprehensive coverage. The text uses a five part organization to cover all aspect of behavior modification techniques and concepts: Part I introduces behavior modification and defines basic concepts and processes; Part II examines changing operant behavior; Part III examines methods for changing respondent behaviors; Part IV focuses on program design and evaluation; and Part V introduces specialized or advanced techniques.
Unique content. This text contains special coverage of seldom covered topics such as overshadowing, habit reversal, self-monitoring, self-instruction, and covert behavioral methods for changing respondent behavior.
Strong coverage of reinforcement procedures. Chapter 4 presents reinforcement procedures, especially negative reinforcement, in a particularly clear and well-thought-out manner. The chapter includes shaping, chaining, schedules, and group contingencies.
Coverage of advanced and specialized methods. Part V features three chapters that examine specialized or advanced techniques in behavior modification that are often used by professionals. Coverage includes that of token economies, biofeedback, assertion training, aversion therapy, and the methods of Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Donald Meichenbaum, and Thomas D’Zurilla and Marvin Goldfried.
Effective pedagogy includes: a chapter outline and engaging vignette at the beginning of each chapter; a Summary, List of Key Terms, and Review Questions at the end of each chapter.
Integrated box program includes
Concept Checks in which students apply concepts, check their understanding, and think critically about the material they’ve read.
Case Studies that describe actual cases in which behavior modification techniques were applied
Close-Ups that present controversial issues, in-depth conceptual topics, and important research.
|Table of contents|| |
To the Student
PART I. OVERVIEW AND BASIC ISSUES
1. What Is Behavior Modification?
2. Specifying and Assessing What We Want to Change
PART II. METHODS TO CHANGE OPERANT BEHAVIOR
3. Identifying, Developing, and Managing Operant Antecedents
4. Using Reinforcement to Increase Operant Behavior
5. Methods to Decrease Operant Behavior
PART III. METHODS TO CHANGE EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR AND ASSOCIATIONS
6. Behavioral Methods for Changing Respondent Behavior
7. Covert Behavioral Methods for Changing Respondent Behavior
PART IV. PROGRAM DESIGN AND EVALUATION
8. Putting Techniques Together to Design a Program
9. Organizing and Using Data
10. Maintaining Behavior Changes
11. Research Methods in Behavior Modification
PART V. ADVANCED AND SPECIALIZED METHODS IN BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
12. Token Economies
13. Advanced Behavioral Methods for Therapy
14. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
PART VI. PRESENT AND FUTURE ISSUES FOR BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION
15. Current Concerns and Future Challenges