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behavior therapy

noun, Psychology
1.
a form of therapy emphasizing the correction of a person's undesirable behavior through Pavlovian conditioning, aversive therapy, or similar learning techniques.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60
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behavior-therapy in Medicine

behavior therapy n.
A form of psychotherapy that uses basic learning techniques to modify maladaptive behavior patterns by substituting new responses to given stimuli for undesirable ones. Also called behavior modification.


behavior therapist n.
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