Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 3

1st Edition - November 26, 1976

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277127

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 374
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: November 26, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483277127

About the Editors

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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