Experiments in Behaviour Therapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080100548, 9781483184890

Experiments in Behaviour Therapy

1st Edition

Readings in Modern Methods of Treatment of Mental Disorders Derived from Learning Theory

Editors: H. J. Eysenck
eBook ISBN: 9781483184890
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 568
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Experiments in Behavior Therapy: Readings in Modern Methods of Treatment of Mental Disorders Derived from Learning Theory focuses on experiments involving the application of modern theories of learning and conditioning to behavior disorders.

The selection first offers information on the nature of behavior and systematic desensitization treatment of neuroses. Discussions focus on the technique of systematic desensitization, examples of hierarchies from actual cases, and desensitization procedure. The text then ponders on experimental desensitization of a phobia, treatment by a method derived from experimental psychology, and treatment of anxiety and phobic reactions by systematic desensitization psychotherapy.

The publication examines the treatment of chronic frigidity by systematic desensitization, application of reciprocal inhibition therapy to exhibitionism, and group therapy of phobic disorders by systematic desensitization. The isolation of a conditioning procedure as the crucial psychotherapeutic factor; application of learning principles to the treatment of obsessive-compulsive states in the acute and chronic phases of illness; and case of homosexuality treated by aversion therapy are also discussed.

The selection is a dependable source of data for readers interested in behavior therapy.

Table of Contents


The Nature of Behavior Therapy

Part I Reciprocal Inhibition

1. The Systematic Desensitization Treatment of Neuroses

2. The Experimental Desensitization of a Phobia

3. A Case of Cat Phobia (Treatment by a Method Derived from Experimental Psychology)

4. Case Report: The Treatment of Anxiety and Phobic Reactions by Systematic Desensitization Psychotherapy

5. The Treatment of Chronic Frigidity by Systematic Desensitization

6. Application of Reciprocal Inhibition Therapy to Exhibitionism

7. Group Therapy of Phobic Disorders by Systematic Desensitization

8. Isolation of a Conditioning Procedure as the Crucial Psychotherapeutic Factor: A Case Study

9. The Application of Learning Principles to the Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive States in the Acute and Chronic Phases of Illness

10. Behavior Therapy, Spontaneous Remission and Transference in Neurotics

11. Case of Homosexuality Treated

12. Behavior Therapy in Transvestism

13. The Application of Behavior Therapy to a Sexual Disorder

14. Behavior Therapy, Extinction and Relapse in Neurosis

Part II Operant Conditioning

15. Reinforcement and Punishment in the Control of Human Behavior by Social Agencies

16. Application of Operant Conditioning to Reinstate Verbal Behavior in Psychotics

17. Intensive Treatment of Psychotic Behavior by Stimulus Satiation and Food Reinforcement

18. Experimental Analysis of Hysterical Blindness

19. Reduction in Rate of Multiple Tics by Free Operant Conditioning Methods

20. Conditioning of Mental-Hospital Patients to Fixed-Ratio Schedules of Reinforcement

21. The Psychiatric Nurse as a Behavioral Engineer

22. Operant Stuttering: The Control of Stuttering Behavior Through Response-Contingent Consequences

23. Conditioning Against Silences in Group Therapy

Part III Other Methods

24. I. Rational psychotherapy; II. A Homosexual Treated with Rational Psychotherapy; III. The Treatment of a Psychopath with Rational Psychotherapy; IV. Outcome of Employing Three Techniques of Psychotherapy

25. Behavior Modification in Chronic Schizophrenics

26. Asthma Conceived as a Learned Response

27. Recent Empirical and Theoretical Approaches to the Experimental Manipulation of Speech in Normal Subjects and in Stammerers

28. Learning Theory and the Treatment of Tics

29. Experimental Psychology and the Treatment of a Ticqueur

30. Massed Practice and Simultaneous Reduction in Drive Level

31. Objective Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Dysphemia

32. The Hypnotic Treatment of Asthma

33. Some Clinical Applications of Autohypnosis

Part IV Behavior Therapy with Children

34. Learning Theory and Child Psychology: Therapeutic Possibilities

35. The Use of "Emotive Imagery" in the Treatment of Children's Phobias

36. The Use of Learning Theory in the Psychological Treatment of Children

37. The Elimination of Children's Phobias by Deconditioning

38. Clinical Implications of Relationships Between Verbal and Nonverbal Operant Behavior

39. Effect of Withdrawal of Positive Reinforcement on an Extinguishing Response in Young Children

40. Interaction Between Verbal and Nonverbal Behavior

41. Rapid Development of Multiple-Schedule Performances with Retarded Children

42. The Development of Performances in Autistic Children in an Automatically Controlled Environment

Author Index

Subject Index


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