Discuss which learning principles may be applied to decrease maladaptive, ineffective, and/or undesirable behaviors that are currently excesses in a persons functioning. Note that behaviors may include (a) physiological responses (for example, physiological responses that happen when someone is in fight-or-flight response); (b) cognitive responses (such as a persons thoughts or self-statements); and (c) overt, observable behaviors.
What might be the reason(s) for the behavioral excesses? What could you (as the behavior therapist) recommend/do to decrease/eliminate those excesses?
Refer to at least four (4) of the topic presentations as examples to illustrate your points.
presentations were specific phobias, trichotillomania, aerophobia. borderline personality disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorders