Flashcards in Behavior therapy Deck (12):
When the reinforcing stimulus increases the probability that the behavior will recur.
increasing the probability that a behavior will occur by REMOVAL of an undesirable reinforcing stimulus.
A stimulus that follows a behavioral response that DECREASES the probability the behavior will recur.
stimuli that precede the behavioral response and predict that a particular reinforcement will occur.
A form of psychotherapy, the goal of which is to modify maladaptive behavior patterns by reinforcing more adaptive behaviors.
-modeling( can be adaptive or mal-)
techniques for modifying client behavior
A type of contingency contracting in which the reinforcers for desired behaviors are presented in the form of tokens.
such as tokens to buy a snack or cigs.
Also called counter conditioning. It decreases or eliminates a behavior by introducing a more adaptive behavior, but one that is incompatible with the unacceptable behavior.
ex. practicing relaxation in the presence of anxiety.
A type of aversion therapy that produces unpleasant consequences for undesirable behavior.
ex. taking disulfram( Antabuse) to stop drinking
relies on the individual's imagination to produce unpleasant symptoms rather than on medication.
a technique to help individuals overcome fear.
ex. afraid of the elevator
-discuss riding it
-looking a picture of it
and eventually riding it