ERIC Number: ED118563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Behavior Modification. What Research Says to the Teacher.
Presbie, Robert J.; Brown, Paul L.
This report reviews some of the most relevant findings from the extensive research which has been done on behavior modification. It summarizes the more important, practical, concrete, and classroom-tested procedures which research shows to be effective im improving students' academic and social behaviors. The first section of the report begins by stating that a more descriptive name for the behavioral approach is behavior improvement. Next is an explanation of how consequences may be used to improve classroom behaviors. Reinforcement and pubishment are discussed, as are ways to change and improve academic and social behaviors. The next section talks about the methodology of using behavior modification procedures. It contains information on pinpointing behaviors and counting and charting behaviors. Behavior modification change procedures are the topic of the third section. Discussed in this section are change procedures, modeling as a change procedure, social reinforcement procedures, activity reinforcement procedures, token reinforcement procedures, and punishment procedures. The final section suggests ways in which the reader might learn more about behavior modification. The report also contains a list of 100 selected references. (RC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Behavior Patterns, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Punishment, Reinforcement, Social Reinforcement, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.