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Definition 1: psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for behavior modification in the sense of this definition

(behavior modification is a kind of ...) the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means

(... is a kind of behavior modification ) a method of psychotherapy that reinforces you for stating negative and positive feelings directly

(... is a kind of behavior modification ) any technique of behavior modification that uses unpleasant stimuli in a controlled fashion to alter behavior in a therapeutic way; primarily used for alcoholism or drug abuse (but with little success)

(... is a kind of behavior modification ) a technique used in behavior therapy to treat phobias and other behavior problems involving anxiety; client is exposed to the threatening situation under relaxed conditions until the anxiety reaction is extinguished

(... is a kind of behavior modification ) a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them

(... is a kind of behavior modification ) a method of behavior therapy based on the inhibition of one response by the occurrence of another response that is mutually incompatible with it; a relaxation response might be conditioned to a stimulus that previously evoked anxiety

(... is a kind of behavior modification ) a form of behavior therapy that has been used in some mental institutions; patients are rewarded with tokens for appropriate behavior and the tokens may be cashed in for valued rewards

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