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Chapter 21

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Zachariah Campbell

CHAPTER 21: HABIT REVERSAL PROCEDURES Habit reversal procedures: are used to decrease the frequency of undesirable habit behaviours Habit behaviours to not interfere greatly with ones social functioning, but rather tend to be annoying When the habit behaviour occurs frequently or with high intensity, the person may seek treatment for the problem In this case, the habit behaviour is perceived as a habit disorder Examples of Habit Behaviours Joel bites his fingernails throughout most of the class He puts his finger up to his mouth and chews on the edges of his nail He usually stopped biting a particular nail after it was so short He was not bothered by his nail-biting behaviour, but his girlfriend was Defining Habit Behaviours Three types of habit behaviours are: nervous habits, motor ties, and stuttering Nervous Habits Nervous habits: involve repetitive, manipulative behaviours that most likely occur when the person experiences heightened nervous tension Example nail biting, or cracking knuckles Do not serve any social function for the person (not reinforced) Serve a self-stimulatory function Occurs while other voluntary functional activities are occurring www.notesolution.com
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