ERIC Number: ED322424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Assigning Applications in Behavior Modification Courses.
Schutte, Nicola; Malouff, John
Some behavior modification textbooks encourage students to apply behavioral modification techniques in their own lives. This descriptive study using undergraduate students examined the usefulness of giving students in behavior modification courses the assignment to apply behavior modification techniques in their own lives. Subjects (N=50) were given assignments designed to give them the opportunity to use behavior modification techniques to bring about a change in a behavior important to themselves or to another individual. Students measured baseline occurrence of the behavior, selected one or more behavior modification techniques to change the behavior, implemented the techniques, recorded the behavior after implementing the techniques, and reported on the program and its outcome. Results indicated 46 of the 50 students were successful in bringing about a desired change. The results of a questionnaire given to 18 of the students indicated the students experienced the application as useful, tended to use behavior modification techniques other than for class assignments, and planned to use behavior modification techniques in the future. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (36th, Atlanta, GA, April 4-7, 1990).