Progress in Behavior Modification - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125356039, 9781483277127

Progress in Behavior Modification

1st Edition

Volume 3

Editors: Michel Hersen Richard M. Eisler Peter M. Miller
eBook ISBN: 9781483277127
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 26th November 1976
Page Count: 374
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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 3, is a multidisciplinary serial publication that encompasses the contributions of psychology, psychiatry, social work, speech therapy, education, and rehabilitation. This serial aims to meet the need for a review publication that undertakes to present yearly in-depth evaluations that include a scholarly examination of theoretical underpinnings, a careful survey of research findings, and a comparative analysis of existing techniques and methodologies. The discussions center on a wide spectrum of child and adult disorders. The present volume opens with a chapter on behavior modification and hypnosis. This is followed by separate chapters on applications of behavior modification procedures in classroom settings; smoking behavior modification; and psychotherapy outcome research. Subsequent chapters deal with the behavioral approach to teaching learning disabled children; evaluation of animal analogues of behavioral treatment; therapy for sexual dysfunction; and research in the area of transfer of training of operant treatment effects with children.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Behavior Modification and Hypnosis

I. Introduction

II. Critique of the "Hypnotic State" Construct

III. Comparison of Hypnotic and Behavior Modification Situations

IV. Theoretical Trends in Hypnosis and Behavior Therapy


Behavior Modification in the Classroom

I. Introduction

II. Early Applications

III. Teacher Training

IV. Future Directions for Research

V. Moral and Ethical Issues in Education

VI. Changing Roles for the Appliers of Behavior Management

VII. Summary


Modification of Smoking Behavior: A Critical Analysis of Theory, Research, and Practice

I. Introduction

II. Models of Smoking Behavior

III. Methodological Issues

IV. Review of the Literature

V. Concluding Comments


Methodological and Target Behavior Issues in Analogue Therapy Outcome Research

I. Introduction

II. Outcome Methodology Research

III. Research on the Identification and Evaluation of Clinically Relevant Target Behaviors

IV. Analogue Outcome Research

V. Summary and Conclusions


Behavior Modification with Learning Disabilities and Related Problems

I. Definition of Learning Disabilities

II. Traditional Approaches to Learning Disabilities

III. Effectiveness of Traditional Approaches

IV. Significance of Signs of Neurological Dysfunction

V. Behavioral Approaches

VI. Research on Other Categories of Children with Academic Problems

VII. Conclusions


Animal Analogues of Behavioral Treatment Procedures: A Critical Evaluation

I. Introduction

II. Methodological Issues

III. Selective Review of Animal Analogues

IV. Implications for Behavioral Treatment of Humans


Behavioral Considerations in the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

I. Introductory Considerations

II. Male Sexual Dysfunction

III. Female Sexual Dysfunctions

IV. Discussion

V. Conclusion


Treatment and Transfer: A Search for Empirical Procedures

I. Introduction

II. Contingencies of Reinforcement

III. Manipulation of Reinforcing Agents

IV. Stimulus Control

V. Instructional Control

VI. Establishment of Social Stimuli as Functional Reinforcers

VII. Self-Management

VIII. Response Characteristics

IX. Incompatible Behavior

X. Cognitive-Personality Factors

XI. Schedules of Reinforcement

XII. Delayed Reinforcement

XIII. Summary and Future Perspectives


Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Editor

Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen (Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1966) is Professor and Dean, School of Professional Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon. He is Past President of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy. He has written 4 books, co-authored and co-edited 126 books, including the Handbook of Prescriptive Treatments for Adults and Single Case Experimental Designs. He has also published more than 220 scientific journal articles and is co-editor of several psychological journals, including Behavior Modification, Clinical Psychology Review, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Family Violence, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, and Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal. With Alan S. Bellack, he is co-editor of the recently published 11 volume work entitled Comprehensive Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hersen has been the recipient of numerous grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Education, the National Institute of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Research, and the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Distinguished Practitioner and Member of the National Academy of Practice in Psychology, and recipient of the Distinguished Career Achievement Award in 1996 from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians. Dr. Hersen has written and edited numerous articles, chapters and books on clinical assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.

Richard M. Eisler

Peter M. Miller

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