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behavior modification

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The use of basic learning techniques, such as conditioning, biofeedback, reinforcement, or aversion therapy, to alter human behavior.
  • n. See behavior therapy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior

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