Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 13 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the critical analysis of assessment, facilitation, and generalization procedures on classroom sharing; hypnosis and related behavioral approaches in the treatment of addictive behaviors; and the behavior modification of children's written language. The text also describes the physical and emotional benefits of social support, with focus on the application to obesity, smoking, and alcoholism; and the behavioral factors in the etiology and treatment of myopia. Behavioral homework and overcorrection are also considered. Psychologists and psychiatrists will find the book invaluable.
Contributors Contents of Previous Volumes Classroom Sharing: A Critical Analysis of Assessment, Facilitation, and Generalization Procedures I. Introduction II. Naturalistic and Quasi-Naturalistic Methodologies III. Training: Immediate and Generalized Effects IV. Evaluation of Training Methods V. Factors Influencing Generalization VI. Future Directions VII. Conclusion References Hypnosis and Related Behavioral Approaches in the Treatment of Addictive Behaviors I. Methodological Considerations in Hypnosis Research II. Treatment Studies III. Summary and Implications for Future Research References Behavior Modification of Children's Written Language I. Introduction II. Spelling III. Penmanship IV. Creative Writing V. Concluding Remarks References The Physical and Emotional Benefits of Social Support: Application to Obesity, Smoking, and Alcoholism I. Introduction II. Defining Social Support III. The Epidemiology of Social Support and Health IV. Social Support and Health: Correlation or Causation? V. Social Support and Causation, or at Least Prevention VI. Pathways for Social Support VII. Obesity VIII. Smoking IX. Alcoholism X. Conclusion References Behavioral Factors in the Etiology and Treatment of Myopia I. The Optical System of the Eye II. Definition and Etiology of Myopia III. Genetic Contributions IV. Environmental Contributions V. Vision Training VI. Future Directions References Behavioral Homework I. Historical Perspective II. A Model for Using Homework in Therapy III. Summary References Overcorrection I. Introduction II. Conceptual Issues III. Behaviors Treated IV. General Considerations V. Conclusions and Recommendations References Index
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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.
Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, U.S.A.