Theories of Behavior Therapy: Exploring Behavior Change / Edition 1

Theories of Behavior Therapy: Exploring Behavior Change / Edition 1

by William O'Donohue, Leonard Krasner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557984883

ISBN-13: 9781557984883

Pub. Date: 07/01/1999

Publisher: American Psychological Association

Theories of Behavior Therapy covers the spectrum of major theories relevant to contemporary behavior therapy, with contributions from the leading proponents of the theories described. Among the behavioral theories that this book explores are moral regulation, traumatic memory, learned alarms, bioinformation, self-control, coercion, information processing, and relapse…  See more details below

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Theories of Behavior Therapy covers the spectrum of major theories relevant to contemporary behavior therapy, with contributions from the leading proponents of the theories described. Among the behavioral theories that this book explores are moral regulation, traumatic memory, learned alarms, bioinformation, self-control, coercion, information processing, and relapse prevention - as well as evolutionary, feminist, and Marxist perspectives. It examines hypothesis-based interventions for clinical decision making, functional analytic psychotherapy, and interbehavioral psychology. For each theory, a recognized expert in the field offers a thorough description - including underlying assumptions, scope and structure, and specific assertions - and highlights important features. O'Donohue and Krasner set the stage with an overview of what theory is in general and what role it plays in science, discussing influential figures from Skinner to Laudan. They present a brief history of behavior therapy and its theoretical foundations, evaluate each of the theories presented, and conclude with directions for further research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557984883
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Pages:
753
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction
1Theories in Behavior Therapy: Philosophical and Historical Contexts1
2Reciprocal Inhibition: Major Agent of Behavior Change23
3Reconceptualizing Reinforcement: A Causal-System Approach to Reinforcement and Behavior Change59
4Molar Regulatory Theory and Behavior Therapy97
5The Matching Law as a Theory of Choice in Behavior Therapy129
6Two-Factor Fear Theory: Implications for Understanding Anxiety-Based Clinical Phenomena145
7Decoding Traumatic Memory: Implosive Theory of Psychopathology173
8Learned Alarms: The Origins of Panic209
9Bioinformational Theory and Behavior Therapy229
10Self-Control Theory259
11A Developmental Perspective on Behavior Therapy287
12Coercion: A Two-Level Theory of Antisocial Behavior313
13Self-Efficacy Theory of Behavioral Change: Foundations, Conceptual Issues, and Therapeutic Implications349
14Attribution Theory: Clinical Applications385
15An Information-Processing Theory of the Measurement of Social Competence415
16A Theory of Relapse Prevention445
17Evolutionary Theory and Behavior Therapy475
18Feminist Theory and Cognitive Behaviorism495
19Marxist Theory and Behavior Therapy529
20The Dialectics of Effective Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder553
21Hypothesis-Based Interventions: A Theory of Clinical Decision Making585
22Interbehavioral Psychology: Critical, Systematic, and Integrative Approach to Clinical Services609
23Functional Analytic Psychotherapy: A Behavioral Approach to Intensive Treatment637
24Paradigmatic Behaviorism and Paradigmatic Behavior Therapy659
25Theories of Behavior Therapy and Scientific Progress695
Name Index707
Subject Index731
About the Editors753

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