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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Professor
Zachariah Campbell
Semester
Fall

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BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATIONCHAPTER 21 Habit Reversal Procedures What is Habit reversal procedure and then in turn what is a habit disorderHabit reversal procedures are used to decrease the frequency of undesirable habit behaviours and sometimes these behaviours can lead to negative perceptions of the person or decrease the persons social acceptability A habit disorder is when habit behaviour occurs frequently or with high intensity to the point where the person may seek treatment for the problem EXAMPLES OF HABIT BEHAVIOURS Joels nail biting Joses excessive head snapping Barbaras stuttering DEFINING HABIT BEHAVIOURS What are three types of habit behaviours and define each in turn Three types of habit behaviours are nervous habits motor tics and stutteringNervous habits are repetitive manipulative behaviours that are believed to be most likely to occur when the person experiences heightened nervous tension and they have no social function self stimulatory can occur in conjunction with other actions dont really cause much problem unless it becomes extreme A special class of nervous habits are called bodyfocuses repetitive behaviour problems and these result in physical damage or negative social evaluations Motor tics are repetitive jerking mo
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