Progress in Behavior Modification

Progress in Behavior Modification

Volume 20

1st Edition - January 1, 1986

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  • Editors: Michel Hersen, Richard M. Eisler, Peter M. Miller
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219202

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Progress in Behavior Modification, Volume 20 covers the developments in the study of behavior modification. The book discusses the guidelines for the use of contingent electric shock to treat aberrant behavior; the motor activity measurements and DSM-IIII; and the innovations in behavioral medicine. The text also describes the behavioral interventions as adjunctive treatments for chronic asthma; health behavior change at the worksite, with regard to cardiovascular risk reduction; and the role of behavioral change procedures in multifactorial coronary heart disease prevention programs. Psychologists, psychiatrists, and people involved in the study of behavior modification will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    Guidelines for the Use of Contingent Electric Shock to Treat Aberrant Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Preparing an Informed Consent Document for the Treatment of Self-Injurious Behavior

    III. Preparing an Informed Consent Document for the Treatment of Aggression

    IV. Guidelines for Developing and Implementing a Shock Program

    V. Concluding Comments


    Motor Activity Measurements and DSM-III

    I. Introduction

    II. Activity

    III. DSM-I

    IV. DSM-II

    V. DSM-III

    VI. DSM-III Categories Involving Activity

    VII. Other Disorders

    VIII. Conclusions


    Innovations in Behavioral Medicine

    I. Historical Overview and Current Status

    II. Treatment

    III. Health Care Delivery

    IV. Preventive Health Care

    V. Methodological Status and Future Directions

    VI. Summary


    Behavioral Interventions as Adjunctive Treatments for Chronic Asthma

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavioral Interventions

    III. Methodological Issues in Asthma Research

    IV. Summary


    Health Behavior Change at the Worksite: Cardiovascular Risk Reduction

    I. Introduction

    II. Review of Studies

    III. Discussion

    IV. Research Directions


    The Role of Behavioral Change Procedures in Multifactorial Coronary Heart Disease Prevention Programs

    I. Introduction

    II. Guidelines for Intervention Aimed at Changing Coronary Risk-Related Behaviors

    III. Community-Based Studies

    IV. Clinic-Based Studies

    V. Summary

    VI. Concluding Remarks



Product details

  • No. of pages: 246
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: January 1, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483219202

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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