Definition of behavior modification in English:

behavior modification

Syllabification: be·ha·vior mod·i·fi·ca·tion

noun

  • 1The alteration of behavioral patterns through the use of such learning techniques as biofeedback and positive or negative reinforcement.
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    • Perhaps more important, understanding the biological roots of violence may enable doctors to intervene with drugs, behavior modification or other techniques to try to offset a person's violent tendencies.
    • Cults often use behavior modification on followers, such as thought - stopping techniques and instilling an ‘us-versus-them’ mindset, Hassan said.
    • Positive behavioral supports are an alternative to punishment and other traditional methods of behavior modification, which do not necessarily teach positive behaviors or create a climate of civility.

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