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English noun: behavior modification

1. behavior modification (act) psychotherapy that seeks to extinguish or inhibit abnormal or maladaptive behavior by reinforcing desired behavior and extinguishing undesired behavior


Synonymsbehavior therapy


Broader (hypernym)psychotherapy


Narrower (hyponym)assertiveness training, aversion therapy, desensitisation procedure, desensitisation technique, desensitization procedure, desensitization technique, flooding, implosion therapy, reciprocal inhibition, reciprocal-inhibition therapy, systematic desensitisation, systematic desensitization, token economy









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