behavior therapy

noun
variants: or

behavioral therapy

or

behavior modification

or

behavioral modification

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 therapy

behavior therapist

or

behavioral therapist

noun

1937

First Known Use of behavior therapy

1937


Medical Dictionary

behavior therapy

noun
variants: or

behavioral therapy

or

behavior modification

or

behavioral modification

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


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