Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 12

1st Edition - December 28, 1981

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219127

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 12 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book presents papers on the appraisal of research and a proposal for an integrative model for agoraphobia; on organizational behavior management; and on behavioral techniques for decreasing aberrant behaviors of retarded and autistic persons. The text also includes papers on behavior therapy in rehabilitation; competence, depression, and behavior modification with women; and on the theory, research, and practice in self-control procedures with the mentally retarded. A paper on the modification of adult aggression is also considered. Psychologists and students taking related courses will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Agoraphobia: Appraisal of Research and a Proposal for an Integrative Model

    I. Introduction

    II. Sex Differences

    III. Interpersonal Interaction

    IV. Theories of Etiology

    V. A Model for the Development and Maintenance of Agoraphobic Behaviors

    VI. Critical Evaluation of Treatment Strategies

    VII. Concluding Remarks and Directions for Research


    Organizational Behavior Management

    I. Definition

    II. Historical Development

    III. Theoretical Perspectives

    IV. Methodology

    V. Review of the Literature

    VI. Conclusions and Future Directions


    Behavioral Techniques for Decreasing Aberrant Behaviors of Retarded and Autistic Persons

    I. Introduction

    II. Methods for Reducing Aberrant Behavior

    III. Comparisons between Methods

    IV. Summary and Conclusions


    Behavior Therapy in Rehabilitation

    I. Overview and Introduction

    II. Medical Rehabilitation

    III. Vocational Rehabilitation

    IV. Independent Living

    V. Developmental Disabilities

    VI. Blindness

    VII. Alcoholism

    VIII. Staff Performance and Management

    IX. Summary and Conclusions


    Competence, Depression, and Behavior Modification with Women

    I. An Overview

    II. A Behavioral Model of Achieved Competence in Adult Women

    III. Behavioral Interventions with Depressed Women

    IV. Concluding Comments


    Self-Control Procedures with the Mentally Retarded

    I. Introduction

    II. Self-Management: Settings and Procedures

    III. Conclusions


    Modification of Adult Aggression: A Critical Review of Theory, Research, and Practice

    I. Introduction

    II. Definition

    III. The Measurement of Aggressive Behavior

    IV. Theories of Aggression

    V. Behavioral Approaches to the Treatment of Aggression

    VI. Conclusions and Recommendations



Product details

  • No. of pages: 370
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1981
  • Published: December 28, 1981
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219127

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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