Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 11

1st Edition - June 28, 1981

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219110

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 11 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the pluralistic psychology of behavior change; the methodological issues in child behavior therapy; and the interpersonal-skills training with adolescents. The text also describes the behavior modification of work and work-related problems; the behavioral treatment of migraine and muscle-contraction headaches; and the modification of children's social withdrawal. An assessment of hyperactive children, with regard to the psychometric, methodological, and practical considerations, is considered. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and sociologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Toward a Pluralistic Psychology of Behavior Change

    I. Introduction

    II. Early Development

    III. Belief Systems

    IV. Criticisms and Defenses

    V. Comparative Analysis

    VI. Ethical and Legal Issues

    VII. Pluralism and Beyond


    Methodological Issues in Child Behavior Therapy

    I. Introduction

    II. Choosing a Target

    III. Measuring the Behavior

    IV. Designing a Treatment

    V. Assessing the Effect of a Treatment

    VI. Summary


    Interpersonal-Skills Training with Adolescents

    I. Introduction

    II. Adolescent Development

    III. An Interpersonal Approach

    IV. Theory

    V. Methods

    VI. Coda


    Behavior Modification of Work and Work-Related Problems

    I. Introduction

    II. Performance Improvement

    III. Absenteeism and Tardiness

    IV. Training and Development

    V. Worker Safety

    VI. Employee and Customer Theft

    VII. Job Procurement

    VIII. Summary and Evaluation of Present Research

    IX. Ethical Considerations

    X. Future Trends and Directions

    XI. Concluding Remarks


    Behavioral Treatment of Migraine and Muscle-Contraction Headaches: Outcome and Theoretical Explanations

    I. Introduction

    II. Diagnostic Considerations

    III. Migraine Headaches

    IV. Muscle-Contraction Headaches

    Summary and Conclusions


    Modifying Children's Social Withdrawal: Issues in Assessment and Clinical Intervention

    I. Introduction

    II. Significance of Peer Social Encounters

    III. Early Behavioral Interest in Peer Social Interaction

    IV. Assessment of Children's Social Behavior

    V. Behavioral Interventions for Withdrawn Children

    VI. Generalization and Maintenance


    Assessment of Hyperactive Children: Psychometric, Methodological, and Practical Considerations

    I. Introduction

    II. Definitional Considerations

    III. Criteria for Evaluation

    IV. Teacher Rating Scales

    V. Parent Rating Scales

    VI. Behavioral Observations

    VII. Electromechanical Instruments

    VIII. Standardized Psychological Tests

    IX. Summary of Assessment Review

    X. Recommendations

    XI. Summary



Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: June 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219110

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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