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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

behav′ior modifica`tion(n.)

  1. the direct changing of unwanted behavior by means of biofeedback or conditioning.

    Category: Psychiatry, Psychotherapy

Origin of behavior modification:

1970–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. behavior therapy, behavior modification(noun)

    psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior

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  1. Behavior modification

    Behavior modification is the traditional term for the use of empirically demonstrated behavior change techniques to increase or decrease the frequency of behaviors, such as altering an individual's behaviors and reactions to stimuli through positive and negative reinforcement of adaptive behavior and/or the reduction of behavior through its extinction, punishment and/or satiation. It is an application of behavior analysis that does not search for the behavioral antecedent. Behavior modification is now known as Applied behavior analysis which is more analytical than it used to be.

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