Part I: MEASUREMENT OF BEHAVIOR AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE. 1. Introduction to Behavior Modification. 2. Observing and Recording Behavior. 3. Graphing Behavior and Measuring Change. Part II: BASIC PRINCIPLES. 4. Reinforcement. 5. Extinction. 6. Punishment. 7. Stimulus Control: Discrimination and Generalization. 8. Respondent Conditioning. Part III: PROCEDURES TO ESTABLISH NEW BEHAVIOR. 9. Shaping. 10. Prompting and Transfer of Stimulus Control. 11. Chaining. 12. Behavioral Skills Training Procedures. Part IV: PROCEDURES TO INCREASE DESIRABLE BEHAVIOR AND DECREASE UNDESIRABLE BEHAVIOR. 13. Understanding Problem Behaviors through Functional Assessment. 14. Applying Extinction. 15. Differential Reinforcement. 16. Antecedent Control Procedures. 17. Using Punishment: Time-Out and Response Cost. 18. Positive Punishment Procedures and the Ethics of Punishment. 19. Promoting Generalization. Part V: OTHER BEHAVIOR CHANGE PROCEDURES. 20. Self-Management. 21. Habit Reversal Procedures. 22. The Token Economy. 23. Behavioral Contracts. 24. Fear and Anxiety Reduction Procedures. 25. Cognitive Behavior Modification.
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About the Author
Raymond G. Miltenberger received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1985 from Western Michigan University. He's now the Director of the Applied Behavior analysis program at the University of South Florida after spending many years at the University of North Dakota. . He is a board certified behavior analyst. He has taught behavior modification and behavior therapy to undergraduate and graduate students. He conducts applied behavior analysis research with his students and publishes widely in the areas of habit disorders, functional assessment and treatment of behavioral disorders, and self-protection skills training. He uses behavior modification in clinical work with children and individuals with mental retardation. In adidition to spending time with his family, he enjoys running, golf, baseball, travel, and being in the Florida sunshine!
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