ERIC Number: ED055287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
New Developments in Behavior Modification with Children. Leaving the 60's: Behavior Modification with Children.
Hartmann, Donald P.
Both papers deal essentially with the same content. The author discusses briefly the popularity of behavior modification in the treatment of children and characterizes early behavior modification studies as: (1) overly reliant on undesirable features of the antipathetic medical model; (2) too limited in its selection of target subjects and problem behaviors; and (3) methodologically shoddy, witness incomplete data, unknown reliability, and undemonstrated validity. More recent trends in behavior modification with children are then examined. Briefly summarized, these include: training more and different kinds of people, applying a greater variety of techniques, following more relevant assessment procedures, to a broader range of children, who display more complex behaviors, and doing so in a greater range of contexts and in larger social units. In addition more sophistication and careful evaluation are being utilized. Future trends are discussed. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Note: Papers presented at Annual Conference of Chairmen of Departments of Psychiatry, Salt Lake City, Utah, September, 1970, and Western Psychological Association Annual Meeting (51st, San Francisco, April 21-24, 1971)