behaviour modification


behaviour modification
the use of the methods of behaviourist psychology (see behaviourism) – especially operant conditioning – to alter people's behaviour. Behaviour modification has wider applications than behaviour therapy, since it is also used in situations in which the client is not ill; for example, in education.
See also: chaining, prompting

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