Chapter21

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Published on 10 Dec 2010
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYB45H3
Chapter 21- Habit Reversal Procedures
- habit reversal procedures- used to decrease the frequency
of undesirable habit behaviours
- habit behaviours tend to be more of an annoyance to the
person or to significant others in the person’s life
- when the habit behaviour occurs frequently or with high
intensity, the person may seek treatment for the problem
- a habit behaviour may be seen as a habit disorder-
repetitive behaviour that is distressing to the person
- include nervous habits, motor and vocal tics, and
stuttering
- habit behaviour- repetitive behaviour in one of the 3
categories: nervous habits, tics, and stuttering
- nervous habit- repetitive, manipulative behaviours that are
most likely to occur when a person experiences heightened
tension
- do not typically serve any social function
- many nervous habits do not cause any problems for
the person unless the frequency or intensity of the
behaviour becomes extreme
- motor tics- repetitive, jerking movements of a particular
muscle group in the body. Believed to be associated with
heightened muscle tension
- vocal tic- repetitive vocal sound that does not serve a social
function
- tourette’s disorder- tic disorder involving multiple motor
and vocal tics. Lifelong disorder with an onset in childhood
- stuttering- type of speech dysfluency in which the person
repeats words or syllables, prolongs the sound of a word or
syllable, or blocks on a word
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Habit reversal procedures- used to decrease the frequency of undesirable habit behaviours. Habit behaviours tend to be more of an annoyance to the person or to significant others in the person"s life. When the habit behaviour occurs frequently or with high intensity, the person may seek treatment for the problem. A habit behaviour may be seen as a habit disorder- repetitive behaviour that is distressing to the person include nervous habits, motor and vocal tics, and stuttering. Habit behaviour- repetitive behaviour in one of the 3 categories: nervous habits, tics, and stuttering. Nervous habit- repetitive, manipulative behaviours that are most likely to occur when a person experiences heightened tension. Do not typically serve any social function. Many nervous habits do not cause any problems for the person unless the frequency or intensity of the behaviour becomes extreme. Motor tics- repetitive, jerking movements of a particular muscle group in the body. Believed to be associated with heightened muscle tension.