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Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures (6th by Raymond G. Miltenberger

By Raymond G. Miltenberger

Habit amendment: rules AND techniques, 6th variation, makes use of an exact, step by step, clinical method of clarify human habit. Case experiences and examples illustrate key rules.

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This section briefly reviews these areas of application. , 1997). People with developmental disabilities often have serious behavioral deficits, and behavior modification has been used to teach a variety of functional skills to overcome these deficits (Repp, 1983). In addition, people with developmental disabilities may exhibit serious problem behaviors such as self-injurious behaviors, aggressive behaviors, and destructive behaviors. A wealth of research in behavior modification demonstrates that these behaviors often can be controlled or eliminated with behavioral interventions (Barrett, 1986; Beavers, Iwata, & Lerman, 2013; Repp & Horner, 1999; Van Houten & Axelrod, 1993; Whitman, Scibak, & Reid, 1983; Williams, 2004).

Self-monitoring is valuable when it is not possible for another observer to record the target behavior, as when the target behavior occurs infrequently or when it occurs only when no one else is present (Stickney & Miltenberger, 1999; Stickney, Miltenberger, & Wolff, 1999). Self-monitoring may also be combined with direct observation by another observer. For example, a psychologist might directly observe and record the behavior of a person who is receiving treatment for a nervous habit such as hair-pulling.

Describe the distinction between overt behavior and covert behavior. Provide an example of each. Which type of behavior is the focus of this book? (p. 4) 7. Identify the six characteristics of human behavior. (p. 4) 8. What does it mean to say that behavior modification procedures are based on behavioral principles? (p. 6) 9. What causes human behavior? Describe how a label might be mistakenly identified as a cause of a behavior. (p. 6) 10. Why is it important to describe behavior modification procedures precisely?

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