• Definition for "behavior therapy"
    • a kind of psychotherapy that utilizes basic learning…
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    • remedy program that requires replacing desirable…
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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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