Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 14

1st Edition - July 28, 1983

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219141

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 14 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the research on the education of autistic children; behavioral approaches to drug abuse; and behavior therapy and community living skills. The text also describes the behavior modification in New Zealand; the critical treatment parameters in attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and their application in applied outcome research; and the nutritional approaches to behavior modification. Punishment, a concept that is no longer necessary, is also considered. Psychologists and psychiatrists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    Research on the Education of Autistic Children

    I. Introduction

    II. Recent Advances in Treatment

    III. Future Directions

    IV. Summary


    Behavioral Approaches to Drug Abuses

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavioral Model of Drug Abuse

    III. Operant Conditioning Therapies

    IV. Respondent Conditioning Therapies

    V. Assessment and Training of Prosocial Skills

    VI. Issues in Drug Abuse Treatment Evaluation

    VII. Summary of the Behavioral Approach to Drug Abuse


    Behavior Therapy and Community Living Skills

    I. Introduction

    II. Preliminary Steps to Program Development

    III. Task Analysis

    IV. Training

    V. Evaluation Methods

    VI. Recommendations


    Behavior Modification in New Zealand

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavior Modification in School Settings

    III. Behavior Modification with Parents

    IV Behavior Modification of Psychiatric Disorders

    V Behavior Modification in the Criminal Justice System

    VI. Behavior Modification with the Mentally Retarded

    VII. Conclusions


    Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity: Critical Treatment Parameters and Their Application in Applied Outcome Research

    I. Overview and Introduction

    II. Critical Parameters in the Choice and Maintenance of Successful Treatment

    III. Behavioral Intervention

    IV. Behavioral and Stimulant Treatment of Hyperactivity

    V. Concluding Remarks and Future Directions


    Nutritional Approaches to Behavior Modification

    I. Introduction

    II. Types of Approaches

    III. Nutritional Approaches to Treatment

    IV. Conclusions and Recommendations


    Punishment: A Concept That is no Longer Necessary

    I. The Objectionable Features of "Punishment"

    II. The Distinction between Punishment and Negative Reinforcement and the Importance of Positive versus Negative Reinforcement

    III. If Not Punishment, What? The Distinction between Punishment and Extinction

    IV. Implications for Research

    V. Conclusions



Product details

  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1983
  • Published: July 28, 1983
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219141

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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