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Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures 6th Edition

Raymond G. Miltenberger

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  • ISBN-10: 1305686713
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This text uses the principles of behavior modification to teach the procedures of behavior modification, illustrating them with key case studies and examples. Its precise, step-by-step approach includes practical information on the technologies used to measure and record behavior changes. BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES, Sixth Edition, also provides numerous opportunities for students to practice, including practice tests, application and misapplication exercises, and three quizzes at the end of every chapter.

Raymond G. Miltenberger, University of South Florida, Tampa Bay

Raymond G. Miltenberger received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1985 from Western Michigan University. He is currently a professor and director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Program at the University of South Florida. Dr. Miltenberger conducts applied behavior analysis research with his students and publishes widely in the areas of sports and fitness, functional assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders, and self-protection skills training. He utilizes behavior modification in clinical work with children and individuals with intellectual disability.
  • This edition has been updated throughout with recent references.
  • Quizzes are placed at the end of the book on color-tabbed and perforated pages so that they can easily be removed, completed, and submitted.
  • The chapters on behavioral principles (Chapters 4–8) and procedures (Chapters 9–25) include a "For Further Reading" feature. Each of these features identifies and briefly describes one or more interesting articles relevant to the chapter content, and provides citations. Instructors can assign these articles for extra credit or when more advanced students are using the textbook.
  • The text's unique organization is based on the principle that students better understand the procedures of behavior modification after first learning the fundamental principles. Chapters 4–8 review the principles underlying operant and respondent behavior, while Chapters 9–25 discuss the application of these principles.
  • Miltenberger presents a wide variety of examples using different populations in multiple settings-including college students, school-age children, and people with developmental disabilities-providing a uniquely wide lens through which to consider behavior modification principles.
  • "Application Exercises" at the end of each procedures chapter (Chapters 2, 3, and 9–25) provide real-life cases followed by questions that ask students to apply the procedures that are described. "Misapplication Exercises" follow each of the "Application Exercises," providing case studies that ask students to analyze what's wrong with the procedure being applied to the case. Answers to both sets of exercises appear in the Instructor's Manual.
  • "Self-Assessment Questions" throughout the text are designed to help students assess their understanding of the material by giving them the chance to work with familiar, everyday examples of behavior from tables. In most cases, answers are presented immediately following the question.
  • Chapter-opening questions, which relate to topics that will be covered, are paralleled in the chapter summaries to reinforce students' review and retention of the material.
  • "Practice Tests" appear at the end of the chapters, with page references for easy review. End-of-chapter quizzing also includes three fill-in-the-blank quizzes, each containing ten items.

Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures


1. Introduction to Behavior Modification.
2. Observing and Recording Behavior.
3. Graphing Behavior and Measuring Change.
4. Reinforcement.
5. Extinction.
6. Punishment.
7. Stimulus Control: Discrimination and Generalization.
8. Respondent Conditioning.
9. Shaping.
10. Prompting and Transfer of Stimulus Control.
11. Chaining.
12. Behavioral Skills Training Procedures.
13. Understanding Problem Behaviors through Functioning Assessments.
14. Applying Extinction.
15. Differential Reinforcement.
16. Antecedent Control Procedures.
17. Using Punishment: Time-out and Response Cost.
18. Positive Punishment Procedures and the Ethics of Punishment.
19. Promoting Generalization.
20. Self-Management.
21. Habit Reversal Procedures.
22. The Token Economy.
23. Behavioral Contracts.
24. Fear and Anxiety Reduction Procedures.
25. Cognitive Behavior Modifications.

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