The term behavior modification refers to the systematic analysis and change of human behavior and the principal focus is on overt behavior and its relationships to environmental variables. Behavior modification can be applied in many settings, the nature of which helps to define its subsets. Thus, applied in clinical settings, toward clinical goals, it encompasses the subset behavior therapy. In Behavior Therapy with Children, Volume 2, Anthony M. Graziano focuses on behavior therapy--specifically, the behavioral treatment of children's clinical problems.

The field of behavior modification encompasses an astonishingly wide and varied spectrum of concepts about and approaches to education, clinical problems, social programming, and rehabilitation efforts. A conceptually and technologically rich medium, it has been nourished by the psychology laboratory, the school, and the psychiatric clinic. It is an area with diffuse boundaries surrounding a highly active center, within which apparently solid landmarks have already been worn away by the dissolving action of corrective self-criticism--immeasurably aided by the catalysts stirred in by the field's many critics. The activity continues, the dynamic field boils, and the medium enriches itself.

There appears to be a tendency, particularly among new behavior therapists, to limit their focus too narrowly to the client's systems of overt behavior. In this project, psychological therapy begins with a personal, interactive social situation in which the generally expected human response of interest, sympathy, and support, is the minimum condition. Graziano maintains that these clinical sensitivity skills must be preserved in behavior therapy and enhance its important contribution to advancing the therapeutic endeavor.

chapter |36 pages

Introduction: Behavior Therapy with Children

Edited ByAnthony M. Graziano

part I|52 pages

Value Conflicts: Behavior Modification in Natural Settings

chapter 1|12 pages

The End of Ideology in Behavior Modification

ByPerry London

chapter 2|19 pages

Social Psychology of Behavior Modification: Problems of Implementation in Natural Settings

ByN. Dickon Reppucci, J. Terry Saunders

chapter 3|11 pages

Tangible Reinforcers: Bonuses or Bribes?

ByK. Daniel O’Leary, Rita W. Poulos, Vernon T. Devine

chapter 4|8 pages

Parent and Therapist Evaluation of Behavior Therapy in a Child Psychological Clinic

ByK. Daniel O’Leary, Hillary Turkewitz, Suzanne J. Taffel

part II|64 pages

Behavioral Approaches to Mental Retardation

part III|48 pages

Modification of Psychotic Behavior

chapter 10|20 pages

Treatment of Psychotic Children in a Classroom Environment: I. Learning in a Large Group

ByRobert L. Koegel, Arnold Rincover

chapter 11|9 pages

Naturalistic Treatment of an Autistic Child

ByVey Michael Nordquist, Robert G. Wahler

part IV|44 pages

Self-Stimulatory Behavior

chapter 14|10 pages

The Elimination of the Self Destructive Behavior of a Psychotic Child: A Case Study

ByDonald T. Saposnek, Luke S. Watson

chapter 15|16 pages

The Elimination of Autistic Self Stimulatory Behavior by Overcorrection

ByR. M. Foxx, N. H. Azrin

part V|38 pages

Behavioral Approaches to Somatic Systems

chapter 16|8 pages

The Elimination of Chronic Cough by Response Suppression Shaping

ByA. Barney Alexander, Hyman Chai, Thomas L. Creer, Donald R. Miklich, Charles M. Renne, R. Ronald de A. Cardoso

chapter 17|7 pages

Application of Conditioning Principles to Problems of Tracheostomy Addiction in Children

ByLogan Wright, Arthur Nunnery, Berkley Eichel, Robert Scott

chapter 18|10 pages

Dry Pants: A Rapid Method of Toilet Training Children

ByR.M. Foxx, N.H. Azrin

part VI|32 pages

Reduction of Children’s Fears

chapter 21|6 pages

Automated Direct Deconditioning of a Childhood Phobia

ByPeter A. Wish, Joseph E. Hasazi, Albert R. Jurgela

chapter 22|14 pages

Reduction of Children’s Fear of the Dark by Competence-Related and Situational Threat-Related Verbal Cues

ByFrederick H. Kanfer, Paul Karoly, Alexander Newman

part |72 pages

Aggressive and Antisocial Behavior

chapter 25|27 pages

Achievement Place: Development of the Elected Manager System

ByElery L. Phillips, Elaine A. Phillips, Montrose M. Wolf, Dean L. Fixsen

chapter 26|12 pages

Short-term Behavioral Intervention with Delinquent Families: Impact on Family Process and Recidivism

ByJames F. Alexander, Bruce V. Parsons

part |52 pages

Behavioral Interventions in Schools

chapter 27|12 pages

Generalization of Operant Classroom Control Procedures

ByEdward B. Blanchard, Roger A. Johnson

chapter 30|9 pages

Eliminating Discipline Problems by Strengthening Academic Performance

ByTeodoro Ayllon, Michael D. Roberts

part |90 pages

Family Systems

chapter 31|25 pages

Training Parents as Behavior Therapists: A Review

ByBarbara P. Berkowitz, Anthony M. Graziano

chapter 32|22 pages

Adverse Effects of Differentia] Parental Attention

ByEmily W. Herbert, Elsie M. Pinkston, M. Loeman Hay den, Thomas E. Sajwaj, Susan Pinkston, Glenn Gordua, Carolyn Jackson

chapter 33|9 pages

Elimination of Bedtime Thumbsucking in Home Settings through Contingent Reading

ByMartha F. Knight, Hugh S. McKenzie

chapter 34|14 pages

Modification of Behavior Problems in the Home with a Parent as Observer and Experimenter

ByR. Vance Hall, Saul Axelrod, Lucille Tyler, Ellen Grief, Fowler C. Jones, Roberta Robertson

chapter 35|15 pages

Accountability in Psychotherapy: A Test Case

ByTeodoro Ayllon, William Skuban

part 10|42 pages


chapter 36|19 pages

Self-Management Projects with Children with Behavioral Disabilities

ByThomas C. Lovitt

chapter 37|12 pages

Teaching Self-Control to Disruptive Children

ByRonald S. Drabman, Robert Spitalnik, K. Daniel O’Leary

chapter 39|3 pages

A Variation of Thought-Stopping in a Twelve-year-old Boy: A Case Report

ByLowell M. Campbell