Behavioral Therapy

To change behavior, it is important to be aware of the determinants of behavior change. The Social-Cognitive, Operant Learning, and Planned Behavior philosophies have formed a list of determinants including: intention, perceived behavior control, self-efficacy, outcome expectancy, response-reinforcement contingencies, and discriminative stimuli. Theories are effective at describing and explaining behavior change, however, deciphering how to inspire change remains a challenge. Above demonstrate how practices of behavioral change are mapped onto different factors and commends that therapists should carefully select interventions that are shown to be valid and consistent for impacting the intended determinants that is the focus of alteration.