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By Raymond G. Miltenberger

Habit amendment, ideas and approaches is a textual content that makes use of an exact, step-by-step, medical method of clarify human habit. Key case experiences and examples are used to demonstrate key rules.

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Chapter 20 discusses self-management procedures. Chapter 21 discusses habit disorders and procedures for decreasing these excess behaviors. Chapter 22 on token economies and Chapter 23 on behavioral contracting discuss procedures that extend the reinforcement and punishment procedures described earlier. Chapter 24 applies procedures based on respondent conditioning to decrease fear and anxiety. Chapter 25 discusses behavior modification procedures to change cognitive behaviors, a type of covert behavior.

The scientific study of behavior is called the experimental analysis of behavior, or behavior analysis (Skinner, 1953b, 1966). The scientific study of human behavior is called the experimental analysis of human behavior, or applied behavior analysis (Baer, Wolf, & Risley, 1968, 1987). Behavior modification procedures are based on research in applied behavior analysis that has been conducted for more than 40 years (Ullmann & Krasner, 1965; Ulrich, Stachnik, & Mabry, 1966). ■ Emphasis on current environmental events.

Identify the six characteristics of human behavior. (p. 3) 8. What does it mean to say that behavior modification procedures are based on behavioral principles? (p. 5) 9. What causes human behavior? Describe how a label might be mistakenly identified as a cause of a behavior. (pp. 5–6) 10. Why is it important to describe behavior modification procedures precisely? (p. 6) 11. Who implements behavior modification procedures? (p. 6) 12. Why is it important to measure behavior before and after behavior modification procedures are used?

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