behavior therapy definition

  • noun:
    • a kind of psychotherapy that utilizes basic learning processes to modify maladaptive behavior habits by substituting brand new answers to given stimuli for unwelcome ones. Also called behavioral therapy, behavior modification.
    • psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit irregular or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior

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