ERIC Number: ED026660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Behavior Theory and Therapy. California Mental Health Research Symposium No. 2.
Walker, C. E.; And Others
Reproduced here are symposia papers dealing with behavior theory and therapy. Behavior therapy attempts to apply the findings of experimental psychology and the laboratory to the clinic. It takes the principles of learning and scientific psychology and makes them useful therapeutically. The two orientations in this area are operant and classical conditioning principles used as therapeutic techniques. The writers deal with: (1) the learning theory approach to the treatment of childhood schizophrenia; (2) illustrations and reflections on operant conditioning in behavior therapy for children; (3) some methods of behavior therapy for neurosis; and (4) guided imagining in reducing fear and avoidance behavior. Pertinent references appear at the end of each section. (EK)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Behavior Theories, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children, Learning Theories, Mental Disorders, Neurosis, Operant Conditioning, Schizophrenia
Single copies available on request from Alden B. Mills, Scientific Publications, California Department of Mental Hygiene, 1500 Fifth Street, Sacramento, California 95814.
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Mental Hygiene, Sacramento. Bureau of Research.