A behavior modification program has been started for an adolescent with oppositional defiant disorder. Which statement best describes the use of behavioral modification?


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- A system of tokens and rewards are used as positive reinforcement.

- Distractors are used to interrupt repetitive or unpleasant thoughts.

- Techniques using stressors and exercise are used to increase awareness of body defenses.

- Appropriate behavior is learned through observing the action of models.


Behavioral modification involves a system of tokens or rewards that are given for appropriate behavior. The use of distractors or things like exercise are to decrease anxiety and learning appropriate behavior though the observation of models refers to modelling.

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