Behavior Modification and Involuntary Biological Responses. Psychology

  • Operant conditioning can be used in many settings to change, or modify, behavior.
  • This use is termed behavior modification and includes the use of reinforcement and shaping to alter behavior.
  • Token economies are a type of behavior modification in which secondary reinforcers, or tokens, are used.
  • Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is the modern version of behavior modification and makes use of functional analysis and behavioral techniques to change human behavior.
  • Neurofeedback is a modified version of biofeedback in which a person learns to modify the activity of his or her brain.