Behavior Therapy

  • (noun): Psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior.
    Synonyms: behavior modification

Some articles on therapy, behavior, behavior therapy:

Behaviour Therapy - History
... of certain fundamental aspects of behaviour therapy have been identified in various ancient philosophical traditions, particularly Stoicism ... For example, Wolpe and Lazarus wrote, While the modern behavior therapist deliberately applies principles of learning to this therapeutic operations, empirical behavior therapy is probably as old as ... In a broad sense, this could be called behavior therapy whenever the behavior itself was conceived as the therapeutic agent ...
List Of Cognitive–behavioral Therapies
... Cognitive behavioral therapy is an umbrella term that encompasses many therapeutical approaches, techniques and systems ... Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a "third wave" behavior therapy, developed by Stephen Hayes based on relational frame theory ... the science of applying experimentally derived principles of behavior to improve socially significant behavior ...
Arnold Lazarus
... psychologist who is known for his contributions to behavior therapy ... the first form of "broad-spectrum" cognitive behavioral therapy ... Indeed, in 1958, Arnold Lazarus was the first person to introduce the terms "behavior therapy" and "behavior therapist" into the professional literature (i.e ...
Clinical Psychology - Clinical Theories and Interventions - Four Main Schools - Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral
... Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) developed from the combination of cognitive therapy and rational emotive behavior therapy, both of which grew out of cognitive psychology and behaviorism ... on the theory that how we think (cognition), how we feel (emotion), and how we act (behavior) are related and interact together in complex ways ... that fall into the category of CBT have also developed, including dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy ...

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