Behavior modification research and the role of the therapist

  • Leonard Krasner
Part of the The Century Psychology Series book series (TCPS)


In recent years there has been a growing tendency to view the psychotherapy process within the broader context of behavior modification research. These research approaches have given fuller recognition to the fact that the therapist’s behavior is a major influence in the therapy process. This chapter will discuss some underlying assumptions about psychotherapy from a behavior modification point of view and illustrate the relevance of this approach with two types of behavior modification research, verbal conditioning, and behavior therapy.


Verbal Behavior Operant Conditioning Emotional Word Demand Characteristic Reciprocal Inhibition 


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