Behavior Modification Guest Lecture

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Behavior Modification Holly Augustine Guest Lecture 4/16/08
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Introduction to Behavior Modification New Year’s resolutions Eat less, exercise more, spend more time with family and friends, give more to charity Genuine efforts to change our ways Most of us are such wonderful people there is not much work to be done Consequently, much of the change in which we are interested is in the behaviors of others in our everyday life
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Introduction to Behavior Modification Spouses, significant others, parents, teachers, roommates, co-workers, pet owners Wish to change the behaviors of those with whom they are interacting Change on a larger scale At a societal or global level Decrease violence, aggression, criminal activity, automobile accidents, cruelty to living things Increase healthy living styles, positive parenting, safety, conservation
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How do we go about making these changes in behavior?! Behavior modification, of course!
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What is behavior modification? A scientific approach to understanding and changing human behavior The assessment, evaluation, and alteration of behavior Development of adaptive, prosocial behavior Reduction of maladaptive behavior
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When is behavior modification used? Treating clinical problems in children, adolescents, and adults Anxiety, depression, substance abuse, child and spouse abuse, marital discord, sexual deviance and dysfunction Also applied to education, child rearing, medicine and health, sports, pet training, and rehabilitation Virtually all settings that one can conceive of where humans work, live, and interact
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Foundations of Behavior Modification Classical conditioning Operant conditioning Observational learning
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Classical Conditioning Pavlov A neutral stimulus (one that does not elicit a particular reflex) is made to elicit a reflex response
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Classical Conditioning Jim versus Dwight: Altoid Theory
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