Behavior modification is a means of changing behavior through various techniques used to replace undesirable behaviors with desirable ones. Behavior modification techniques have been used to treat both adults and children for various problems, such as enuresis (bedwetting), separation and general anxiety, various phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), etc. The methods use vary, but usually involve some form of positive or negative reinforcement. This concept had its beginning in 1938, when B. F. Skinner published his book The Behavior of Organisms, setting forth the principles of operant conditioning – that behavior could be shaped by reinforcement or the lack of reinforcement.
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A game for fun and for educators to use for review and test prep, Around the World is easy to play and works well with any size group. There are several variations, all of which we cover in this comprehensive article. The game can last as long as you wish, or makes an excellent, short, time-filler at the end of class or party. We will tell you how to play and provide some examples to get you started.