Behavioral therapy. Definition

Medical Definition: behavioral therapy

Number of therapeutic approaches which aim to effect changes in behavior, mainly by the application of learning principles experimentally established, and knowledge, based empirical, derived from other areas of psychology and related sciences. The techniques used include techniques derived from operant conditioning (shaping, time out, contingency contracts, token economy) techniques derived from classical conditioning and counter (systematic desensitization, flooding encourage, implosion) techniques based on social learning ( modeling) and cognitive behavior modification.

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