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Families

Applications of Social Learning to Family Life
6x9
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780878221561
Item Number: 0020

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This book helps parents recognize the crucial role they play in shaping their children’s behavior. The first half of the book examines reinforcement and contracts as the basis for behavior management programs. The second half focuses on applications of social learning principles. In addition to addressing common problems such as whining and temper tantrums, the book offers practical advice on more complex problems such as aggression and stealing. Focuses on children and young adolescents.

Book Reviews

“The book is a careful, straightforward presentation of behavior modification techniques. . . useful as a resource in helping parents develop effective management techniques for delaing with behavioral problems.”

—Robert I. Havens, Personnel and Guidance Journal

“The material is well arranged, theoretical concepts being explained and then followed by precise and specific directions for their practical application.”

—David R. Mace, The Family Coordinator

“A useful supplementary tool, particularly for elementary and junior high counselors in their work with parents.”

—Richard W. Warner, Jr., The School Counselor

Foreword
Introduction: People as Agents of Behavior Change
Section I Social Learning: Keys to Behavior Change
Chapter 1 Social Reinforcers
Chapter 2 Aversive Stimuli: Variations on a Theme of
Punishment
Chapter 3 Accidental Training: Unplanned Reinforcement
Section II Behavior Management Skills
Chapter 4 How to Do It: Precision Reinforcement
Chapter 5 First Steps in Setting Up a Management Program
Chapter 6 Contracts
Chapter 7 What Kind of Reinforcers?
Chapter 8 Time Out
Section III Applications to Ordinary Management Problems
Chapter 9 Adult Behavior Change Techniques
Chapter 10 Negotiation
Chapter 11 Exchange
Section IV Child Management Problems
Chapter 12 So Your Child Teases?
Chapter 13 Toilet Training Three-Year-Olds
Chapter 14 Bedwetting: A Simple First Approach
Chapter 15 Temper Tantrums
Chapter 16 The Midnight Intruder
Chapter 17 Whining
Chapter 18 To Bed or Not To Bed
Section V Applications to More Complicated Management Problems
Chapter 19 The Child Who Steals
Chapter 20 The Aggressive Child
Chapter 21 Pinpointing and Changing Noncompliance
Chapter 22 Changing Other Aggressive Behaviors
References
Program Forms

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