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behavior modification

noun

Definition of behavior modification

  1. :  psychotherapy that is concerned with the treatment (as by desensitization or aversion therapy) of observable behaviors rather than underlying psychological processes and that applies principles of learning to substitute desirable responses for undesirable ones (as phobias or obsessions) —called also behavioral therapy, behavior therapy



1970

First Known Use of behavior modification

1970


Medical Dictionary

behavior modification

noun

Medical Definition of behavior modification

  1. :  psychotherapy that is concerned with the treatment (as by desensitization or aversion therapy) of observable behaviors rather than underlying psychological processes and that applies learning principles to substitute desirable responses and behavior patterns for undesirable ones (as phobias or obsessions)—called also behavior therapy; compare cognitive therapy



Variants of behavior modification

also behavioral modification

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