Abnormal Psychology: Mental Health and Mental Illness


What is behavioral psychotherapy?

Behavioral psychotherapy came out of the academic tradition of behaviorism. Behaviorism proposed two primary ways by which people learn a new behavior: classical and operant conditioning. These principals were established through scientific research conducted in the early twentieth century. It was not until the 1950s, however, that behaviorist principals were adapted into psychotherapy techniques.


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