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Technology, theory, and the alleviation of human suffering: We still have such a long way to go
Behavior therapy promised more adequate behavior change technologies through scientific validation, more adequate theories of behavior change, and widespread social betterment and alleviation of human suffering. The promise ...
Why managed care is ripe for market-oriented behavior therapy - Since the operant chamber: Is behavior therapy still thinking in boxes? Commentary
Chorpita (1997) has rightly diagnosed a significant problem. In the 1980s and 1990s behavior therapy has progressed, in part, because it embraced the technological model of treatment development, but that model cannot take ...
The trouble with language: Experiential avoidance, rules, and the nature of verbal events
Experiential avoidance is the attempt to escape or avoid certain private experiences, such as particular feelings, memories, behavioral predispositions, or thoughts. In this article, we discuss evidence that experiential ...
Cognition in behavior therapy: Agreements and differences
The issue of cognition has often been divisive among behavior therapists. Typically the debate has centered around the causal status of cognition. Cognitive psychologists have argued for the causal efficacy of cognition, ...