Behavior modification is a technique of changing human behavior based on the theory of operant behavior and conditioning. Careful observation of events preceding and following the behavior in question is required. The environment is manipulated to reinforce the desired responses, thereby bringing about the desired change in behavior.
Behavior modification has significant limitations that many of its proponents either do not see or choose to overlook:
1. Treating the symptoms, not the causes
The chief limitation of behavior modification is that it only treats the symptoms of problems, not ...