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The Self-Control Triad (SCT), a covert conditioning procedure, is defined in detail. Clinical examples are presented on the use of the SCT with maladaptive avoidance and maladaptive approach behaviors. Uses of the SCT in the treatment of depression, organic dysfunction, and children's problem...
The present study reports the use of a single-case experimental design in examining the additive effects of psychostimulant medication (Dexedrine) and self-control training with a 9-year-old psychiatric inpatient diagnosed as hyperactive. Over a 10-week period, Dexedrine was systematically...
An observation system of 28 categories was developed to measure verbal behavior in dyadic interactions. It was hypothesized that this observation system should be sensitive to forms of depressive verbal interactions. Twenty-six distressed couples were investigated. In 13 of these distressed...
Research in assertion training has focused primarily on the acquisition, transfer, and maintenance of skills. Little research has been conducted on other parameters influencing skills training. The present study examined the subjective reactions of two different samples of patients (psychiatric...
Three insulin-dependent diabetic adults were exposed to a blood glucose discrimination training program. Following baseline, during which subjects estimated their blood glucose levels twice daily, subjects received immediate feedback regarding the accuracy of their estimation. The procedure...
Social validation of qualitative ratings of clinical change is typically demonstrated with a subjective evaluation method. Social calibration, a method of comparing laboratory measures to community standards with respect to a particular target behavior, was proposed as a more cost-effective...
Although blood pressure levels are known to vary with changes in the social environment, interpersonal behaviors that cause this have not been specified. An A-B-A-B experimental design ws used to examine the effect of marital communication on pressor responses of two hypertensive males. In each...
A review of the literature indicates the usefulness of operant methods to develop or enhance sports skills. This study extended the use of this approach to the acquisition of correct ballet skills by four subjects in a ballet class. Using a single case design, behavioral coaching was compared to...
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