Behaviour Therapy in the 1970s

Behaviour Therapy in the 1970s

A Collection of Original Papers

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editors: Laurence E. Burns, James L. Worsley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183367

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Behaviour Therapy in the 1970s: A Collection of Original Papers reviews and evaluates some of the principles and techniques in behavior therapy based on the method derived from learning theory. This book provides an understanding of the mechanisms of mental illness. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the phenomenal growth of psychological treatment. This text then compares the two methods of treating homosexuality, with emphasis on the mechanisms involved in such treatment that might be relevant to psychological treatment in general. Other chapters consider the application of operant conditioning methods to reinstate speech in mute schizophrenics. The final chapter deals with the significant aspect of behavior therapy in providing an opportunity for complementary activities of psychologists and psychiatrists. This book is a valuable resource for professionals who are interested in the application of learning theory to disorders of human behavior. Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and postgraduate students will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    2. A Comparative Study of Aversion and Desensitization in the Treatment of Homosexuality

    3. The Use of Operant Conditioning to Reinstate the Speech of Mute Schizophrenics: A Progress Report

    4. Psychophysiological Measurement and Behavioral Change

    5. The Causation and Treatment of Obsessionality

    6. Systems Theory Methodology in Behavior Therapy

    7. New Horizons in Behavior Therapy

    8. Chairman's Remarks



Product details

  • No. of pages: 132
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483183367

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Laurence E. Burns

James L. Worsley

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