behavior modification, described in the next chapter, builds on this idea.
In behavior modification, attempts are made to change behavior through the use of rewards or punishments.
behavior modification requires strong initiative and discipline on the part of the client.
behavior modification and cognitive approaches to behavior change are frequently used in groups.
behavior modification n.
The use of basic learning techniques, such as conditioning, biofeedback, reinforcement, or aversion therapy, to teach simple skills or alter undesirable behavior.
See behavior therapy.
|behavior modification |
The alteration of human behavior using basic learning techniques such as biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement (as in rewards and punishments).
The changing of a person's reactions to certain situations or stimuli. Behavior therapy, a form of psychotherapy advocated in behaviorism, uses a variety of methods, such as assertiveness training, conditioned response, and hypnosis, to change unsatisfactory or deviant patterns of behavior.