Chapter+11 - Analyzing and modifying behavior Behavioral...

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Behavioral approaches focus on the specific external conditions and learning processes that might govern his or her behavior Case Example: Conditions “Controlling” Gary W.’s Anxiety focus on his behavior in relation to stimulus conditions… depends on the particular problem that requires investigation In clinical situations the client indicates the priorities, in research, they are selected by the investigator Feeling anxious and losing my grip = Gary’s biggest problem Felt changes in heart rate when anxious, became tense, sweated, and found it hard to speak coherently Asked to keep an hour by hour diary during the day for 2 weeks Anxiety tended to happen in situations that involved public speaking Wanted to create a hierarchy of stimuli in order to desensitive Gary to these fear stimuli Restricted to a clearly defined problem Stimulus response covariations Direct Behavior Measurement Situation Behavior Sampling Finding Effective Rewards
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2010 for the course PSYCH V89.-0030- taught by Professor Susan during the Fall '09 term at NYU.

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