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Munford, Paul R.; And Others – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1976
This case study demonstrates the value of conceptualizing functional somatic disorders as operants. The subject, an adolescent girl, diagnosed as having a "hysterical neurosis," manifested the symptoms of incessant coughing and mutism. The cough and mutism were treated by extinction and shaping, respectively. Positive results were obtained.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Conditioning
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Tori, Christopher; Worell, Leonard – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973
This study compared counterconditioning, expectancy and cognitive coping variables in reducing fear and anxiety of snake-phobic college students. The outcome measures of the high-expectancy placebo group and the two cognitive-coping groups were significantly superior to those of the counter-conditioning and no-treatment groups, thus supporting the…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Conditioning, Desensitization, Expectation
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James, Leonard E.; Foreman, Milton E. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1973
This investigation was designed to evaluate the relationship of therapy technician A-B status and the outcomes of a specific behavior treatment; namely, Mowrer's conditioning paradigm for the treatment of enuresis. Results support the hypothesis that B-status technicians would be associated with higher successful outcomes than A-status…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Conditioning, Handicapped Children, Mothers