Samples "Behavioral Psychology"

Behavioral Psychology

Addressing Behavioral Risk Factors

How the Behavioral Risk Factor is Impacting My Community Addressing behavioral risk factors is essential to health promotion efforts and the accomplishment of the Healthy People 2020 goals. One behavioral risk factor identified by Knickman and Covner (2015) is “Secondhand Smoke Exposure in Children 6 Years and Younger.” Currently, an...

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The following paper takes a close look at two therapeutic approaches: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). Below, each of the therapeutical approaches are explored in greater depth. Importantly, CBT and REBT are compared in terms of their similarities and differences. Furthermore, I take a look...

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Behavioral Contract

The behavior I decided that I wanted to change was eating late at night. I had been making an effort to improve my diet and eating habits. I noticed that while I usually stuck to my goals in the morning, afternoon, and early evening, these habits often fell apart close...

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Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Chronic Disease

Description Of Scenario and Psychosocial Factors This scenario involves Greg, a high school coach and teacher suffering from stress-induced hypertension and a heart arrhythmia. Greg has been advised by his physician to reduce the level of stress in his life by reducing his workload. However, because he has a history...

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Effectiveness Of Behavioral Modification Techniques For Smoking Cessation

Statistics show that tobacco smoking is a critical cause of preventable deaths and diseases around the world. More than 1 billion people or 20% of the world’s population are smokers, with a majority of them being men. Smoking takes a toll on the smokers, exposing them to health problems, and...

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Brief Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for Anxious Youth Feasibility and Initial Outcome

Anxiety disorders (AD) are prevalent in youth. This article evaluated twenty-six children, ranging in the ages of six to thirteen, who met the diagnostic criteria for a principal anxiety diagnosis of separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia. Costello et al. (2003) demonstrated through extensive surveys and epidemiological...

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

B.F Skinner greatly contributed to the development of behavior therapy from which dialectical behavioral therapy developed. Behavioral therapy sought to change human behavior by use of positive or negative reinforcements such as rewarding or praising good behavior and ignoring bad behavior. Cognitive behavioral therapy was developed out of the behavioral...

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Behavioral Views of Learning

The Theory Although elements of theory existed before, behaviorism began in earnest with the publication of The Behavioral Learning Theory by Watson in 1913. This book was largely responsible for psychologists moving from away from functionalism towards the then budding field of behaviorism (Overskeid, 2008). This was one of the...

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Behavioral Interventions

For Student A, his behaviors are injuring another person, which could have resulted in injury to Student A. The student was also lighting a piece of paper in the hallway and taking pictures. Both of these behaviors function as a sensory issue. The student seemed to need something physical, such...

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Evolutionary Psychology and Developmental Psychology

Evolutionary psychology is an approach to explaining cognitive functioning and behavior through the lens of evolutionary theory. This approach assumes that human behaviors are the result of a lengthy natural selection process during which only “the best-adapted individuals survive to leave the most offspring” (Santrock, 2010, p. 52). The offspring...

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How Do People Who Commit Gun Violence Get Their Guns?

Hypothesis It is hypothesized that some of the guns that are used in gun violence are acquired legally after which they find themselves in the hands of criminals, gangsters, and unruly youngsters. Similarly, such guns are acquired from legal manufacturers, distributors, and retailers through the violation of state and federal...

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The Science of Cool

What does it mean to be cool? Historically speaking, coolness is said to be born out of slavery, as male slaves used it as a show of masculinity when they were deprived of masculine identities through the traumas of being sold, tortured and worked (Lauer, 2018). Today’s definition of cool...

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Color Interpretation

There are many ways to interpret personality, just as there are many ways to interpret color psychology. For example, using one system, the color gold has many attributes, including success, achievement, victory, abundance, warmth, compassion, beneficence or giving to others and victory (Al-Rasub, 2013). It is generally a good color,...

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