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 Beha


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