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Distancing

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A self-control technique consisting of staying away from situations that are likely to elicit undesirable behavior.

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Distraction

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A self-control technique consisting of directing attention away from events that are likely to elicit undesirable behavior.

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Inform others of your goals

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A self-control technique in which a person tells others of his or her efforts to change his behavior.

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Learned helplessness

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The failure to escape an aversive following exposure to an inescapable aversive.

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Learned industriousness

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An increased tendency to work hard for prolonged periods as a result of reinforcement of high levels of effort and persistence.

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Monitoring behavior

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A self-control technique consisting of keeping a tally of the number of times the behavior in question occurs.

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Physical restraint

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A self-control technique consisting of doing something that physically prevents an undesirable behavior from occurring.

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Superstitious behavior

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Any increase in the strength of behavior that is due to coincidental reinforcement.