ERIC Number: ED109853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Modification: Perspective on a Current Issue.
Brown, Bertram S.; And Others
Presented is an overview of the history and current methods and a review of some critical issues related to behavior modification. Behavior modification is defined, and examples of methods such as positive reinforcement, aversive control, and systematic desensitization are provided. Summarized are evaluations of the effectiveness of behavior modification, and notes are current programs supported by the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration. Examined are critical issues including the fear of control, the use of aversive control, and use of behavior modification in prisons. Also discussed are implications for behavior modification of emerging legal rulings, and attempts to impose ethical safeguards for behavior modification programs. (LS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.