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ERIC Number: ED086934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 23
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If It's What's Inside that Counts, Why Not Count It? I: Self-Recording of Feelings and Treatment by "Self-Implosion."
Zimmerman, Joe
This paper illustrates the potential of people to know themselves and to utilize self-change procedures. The author describes attempts by three individuals to monitor their aversive feelings through recording the daily frequencies of these feelings. The frequencies then serve as an inner behavior baseline against which they assess the effect of self-implosion, a treatment process for aversive feelings that exposes the client to highly aversive stimuli via imagery leading to the eventual extinction of aversive feelings. Each individual continued to record frequency of feelings, both during and following the treatment period. The results suggest that persons can modify their own behavior through a systematic personal-management approach which need not be limited to a clinical relationship, behaviors that can be observed by others, or the use of strictly operant-reinforcement procedures. (Author/LAA)
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