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.
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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- © Pergamon 1964
- 1st January 1964
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