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    Uses of behavior modification

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    Early behavioral psychologists demonstrated it is easier to modify behavior when the expected behavior is rewarded. For example, you compliment your child for doing well in school, or you get coupons for your next purchase because you spent so much at the grocery store.

    Explain the benefits of using this type of behavior modification correctly. Also explain some negative affects that can occur if the wrong behaviors are rewarded.

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    Most therapies including psychodynamics and humanistic concepts consider that psychological problems diminish as self awareness grows. Behavior therapists believe that problem behaviors are the problems. Instead of trying to alleviate distressing behaviors, by resolving presumed, underlying problem, behavior therapy applies well established ...

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    Length 200 words
    Techniques used in classical conditioning, operant conditioning and cognitive therapies like RET and REBT