Handbook of Behavior Therapy in Education

  • Joseph C. Witt
  • Stephen N. Elliot
  • Frank M. Gresham

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Foundations of Behavior Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael D. Powers, Cyril M. Franks
      Pages 3-36
    3. Frank M. Gresham, Michael P. Carey
      Pages 37-65
    4. Edward S. Shapiro
      Pages 67-98
    5. Craig Edelbrock
      Pages 99-117
  3. Technical Issues in the Use and Dissemination of Behavior Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. William H. Yeaton
      Pages 171-187
    3. Ian M. Evans, Luanna H. Meyer, Jayne A. Kurkjian, Gloria S. Kishi
      Pages 189-215
    4. Teresa Kay Anderson, Thomas R. Kratochwill
      Pages 217-244
    5. John R. Bergan, Jason K. Feld, Joyce C. Swarner
      Pages 245-273
  4. Problems and Challenges for Behavior Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Robert B. Rutherford Jr., C. Michael Nelson
      Pages 277-324
    3. Brian K. Martens, Joseph C. Witt
      Pages 325-341
    4. Carl J. Dunst, Carol M. Trivette
      Pages 343-376
    5. Joseph Corrao, Gary B. Melton
      Pages 377-399
  5. Behavior Change Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 401-401
    2. Philip C. Kendall, Lucinda Cummings
      Pages 403-418
    3. Mary L. Kelley, Laura B. Carper
      Pages 419-438
    4. Francis E. Lentz Jr.
      Pages 439-468
    5. T. F. McLaughlin, Randy Lee Williams
      Pages 469-487
    6. F. Charles Mace, Thomas R. Kratochwill
      Pages 489-522
    7. Frank M. Gresham
      Pages 523-546
    8. Donald A. Williamson, Sandra J. McKenzie, Anthony J. Goreczny
      Pages 547-565
  6. The Practice of Behavior Therapy with Specific Problems and Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 567-567
    2. Kathleen D. Paget
      Pages 569-600
    3. Rebecca Dailey Kneedler, Ruth Lyn Meese
      Pages 601-629
    4. Johnny L. Matson, Elizabeth A. Schaughency
      Pages 631-651
    5. Caryn L. Carlson, Benjamin B. Lahey
      Pages 653-677
    6. Richard J. Morris, Thomas R. Kratochwill, Kay Aldridge
      Pages 679-717
    7. David P. Wacker, Wendy K. Berg
      Pages 719-737
    8. Alan E. Kazdin
      Pages 739-772
    9. Kathleen L. Lemanek, Dorothy J. Van Buren
      Pages 773-807
  7. The Future of Behavior Therapy in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 809-809
    2. Brandon F. Greene, Edward J. Watson-Perczel
      Pages 811-822
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 829-834

About this book


What do we know about behavioral analysis and intervention in educational settings? Given that educational institutions were among the first to embrace the new technology of behavior change in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it is apparent that we have had the opportunity to learn a great deal. The evolution of the field of behavior therapy has witnessed a change in the behavior therapist from an adolescent fascination with repeatedly demonstrating the effectiveness of the new technology to a mature recognition of the complex implications of the behav­ ioral paradigm for individuals, systems, and society. Many "facts" now taken for granted were considered impossibilities a mere two decades ago. In her 1986 presidential address to Division 25 of the American Psychological Association, Beth Sulzer-Azaroff reviewed a number of changes in attitude in education that were strongly influenced by behavior therapy. Most educators now agree that (a) everyone can learn, (b) complex skills can be taught, (c) precise, general, and durable performance can be taught, and (d) barriers to learning can be overcome. In addition, we would add that behavior therapy is being applied to increasingly more complex human problems, such as social skill deficits, internalizing disorders, and dysfunctional systems and organizations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph C. Witt
    • 1
  • Stephen N. Elliot
    • 2
  • Frank M. Gresham
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA

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