What does behavior modification mean?

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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


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of behavior modification in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of behavior modification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jessica Matthews:

    It’s not just about what you do in the gym, it’s how physical activity fits into a healthy lifestyle that includes nutrition, behavior modification and the body-mind connection.

  2. Bethany Barone Gibbs:

    It is unlikely that reducing sitting and breaking it up will be harmful, but we are still trying to quantify the potential benefit of this particular behavior modification on diabetes risk and other health outcomes.

  3. Larry Phillips:

    I think what we’ve seen is with yoga and the relaxation and behavior modification that goes along with it, there is a benefit to all patients, but especially those with heart disease, here we are able to see there are more measurable benefits than we’ve seen before.

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