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behavior therapy


Medical Definition of behavior therapy

  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 and behavior patterns for undesirable ones (such as phobias or obsessions)—compare cognitive behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy

Variants of behavior therapy

or behavioral therapy or behavior modification or behavioral modification

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the range of perception or understanding

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