Synopses & Reviews
Alan Kazdin, a well-known and highly respected researcher in behavior modification, offers a scholarly, thoroughly contemporary look at behavior modification principles and their application in clinical, home, school, and work settings. By including both applied research and clinical intervention techniques, Kazdin's text provides a balance between research and practice. The new edition is now written in a more conversational style and offers an expanded "how to" focus, giving students opportunities to practice the principles.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 467-491) and indexes.
About the Author
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Table of Contents
Preface. About the Author. 1. Introduction Behavior Modification and its Key Characteristics. 2. Principles of Operant Conditioning. 3. How to Identify, Define, and Assess Behavior. 4. Functional Analysis: From Assessment to Intervention. 5. How to Evaluate a Behavior Modification Program. 6. Positive and Negative Reinforcement. 7. Punishment. 8. Extinction. 9. Special Technique Variations to Enhance Performance. 10. Self-Control Techniques. 11. Cognitively Based Treatment. 12. Response Maintenance and Transfer of Training. 13. Social, Ethical, and Legal Contexts. 14. Current Issues and Future Directions. Glossary. References. Author Index. Subject Index.