On the much discussed nature of the term "Behavior therapy"

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A brief analysis of the historical development of the term behavior therapy is provided, noting its relationship to the term behavior modification. The many meanings that attach to the term behavior therapy are mentioned and the ways in which the term has been used are summarized. Although it has been suggested that the term be abandoned because of its imprecision and dogma-like connotation, the immediate prospect points to its continued use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-98
Number of pages10
JournalBehavior Therapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1978

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology


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