Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 9

1st Edition - July 21, 1970

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219097

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 9 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the future of behavior therapy; an examination of the rationale and treatment effectiveness of overcorrection; and the therapeutic innovations and emerging conceptual challenges in the behavioral treatment of test anxiety. The text also describes the conceptual and empirical status of rational-emotive therapy; the behavior modification procedures for training chronically institutionalized schizophrenics; and the behavior modification of the elderly. The behavioral assessment and training of children's social skills are also considered. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and educators will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    The Future of Behavior Therapy

    I. Introduction

    II. Critical Issues

    III. Conclusion


    Overcorrection: An Examination of Its Rationale and Treatment Effectiveness

    I. Introduction

    II. Component Analysis

    III. Treatment Parameters

    IV. Overcorrection and Punishment

    V. Generalization and Maintenance

    VI. Political Issues

    VII. Conclusions and Implications


    The Behavioral Treatment of Test Anxiety: Therapeutic Innovations and Emerging Conceptual Challenges

    I. Introduction

    II. Theoretical Considerations

    III. Measurement Issues

    IV. Application-Oriented Treatment Approaches

    V. Emerging Challenges and Suggested Future Directions


    Conceptual and Empirical Status of Rational-Emotive Therapy

    I. Introduction

    II. The Nature and Theoretical Basis of RET

    III. Treatment Techniques

    IV. Outcome Research

    V. Summary and Conclusions


    Behavior Modification Procedures for Training Chronically Institutionalized Schizophrenics

    I. Introduction

    II. Defining the Chronic Institutionalized Schizophrenic

    III. Token Economies

    IV. Training in Social Skills

    V. Overcorrection

    VI. Limited Treatment Applications

    VII. General Summary and Conclusions


    Behavior Modification with the Elderly

    I. Skills in Daily Living

    II. Improving Social and Leisure Participation of the Institutionalized

    III. Training in Social Skills

    IV. Improving Performance on Intellectual Tasks

    V. Token Economies

    VI. Modular Behavioral Treatment Program for Building Skills

    VII. Conclusions, Criticisms, and Recommendations


    Behavioral Assessment and Training of Children's Social Skills

    I. Introduction

    II. Assessment of Children's Social Skills

    III. Social Skills Training

    IV. Conclusion


    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 312
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: July 21, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219097

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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