Behavior Modification: What It Is and How to Do It (Paperback)

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Behavior Modification: What It Is and How to Do It (Paperback)


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Behavior Modification: What It Is and How to Do It is a comprehensive, practical presentation of the principles of behavior modification and guidelines for their application. Appropriate for university students and for the general reader, it teaches forms of behavior modification ranging from helping children learn necessary life skills to training pets, to solving personal behavior problems. It teaches practical "how-to" skills, including: discerning long-term effects; designing, implementing, and evaluating behavioral programs; interpreting behavioral episodes; observing and recording behaviors; and recognizing instances of reinforcement, extinction, and punishment.

Behavior Modification is ideal for courses in Behavior Modification, Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Therapy, the Psychology of Learning, and related areas; and for students and practitioners of various helping professions (such as clinical psychology, counselling, education, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, social work, speech therapy, and sport psychology) who are concerned directly with enhancing various forms of behavior development. The material is presented in an interesting, readable format that assumes no prior knowledge of behavior modification or psychology. Specific cases and examples clarify issues and make the principles real. Guidelines throughout provide a ready source to use as a reference in applying the principles.Online resources, including an instructor's manual, are available at

Garry Martin is internationally known for his eight co-authored or co-edited books and 175 journal articles and 106 invited conference presentations in six countries on various areas in Behavioral Modification, including intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and sport psychology. He has received numerous honors and awards including induction into the Royal Society of Canada and Distinguished Contribution Award from the Canadian Psychological Assocation. Joseph Pear is internationally known for his work in both Basic and Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to co-authoring this book with Garry, he has authored two other books and authored or co-authored 12 book chapters, six encyclopedia entries, seven published conference proceedings, two invited newsletter contributions, 60 invited conference presentations and symposia, and 57 peer-reviewed journal articles in diverse areas of basic and applied behavior analysis. He has received numerous awards and distinctions, including being elected a fellow in Divisions six ("Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology") and 25 ("Behavior Analysis") of the American Psychological Association.
Product Details ISBN: 9780815366546
ISBN-10: 081536654X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: February 18th, 2019
Pages: 404
Language: English