- the direct changing of unwanted behavior by means of biofeedback or conditioning.
Origin of behavior modification
First recorded in 1970–75
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- The use of basic learning techniques, such as conditioning, biofeedback, reinforcement, or aversion therapy, to teach simple skills or alter undesirable behavior.
- behavior therapy
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- The alteration of human behavior using basic learning techniques such as biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement (as in rewards and punishments).
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