JPNPP Series: Behaviour Modification by Mohan Dallumal (Part 9)

Last Update August 1, 2023
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About This Course

Behaviour modification is an approach to modifying negative behaviour into positive behaviour. According to B.F Skinner, a behaviour can be shaped through reinforcement and/or punishment. This course is conducted in bilingual (English and Malay language) to discuss ways to modify behaviour in young children. There are three main factors to consider while modifying behaviour: managing the antecedents, the behaviour and the consequences. This course is divided into 11 parts to discuss further the factors in modifying behaviour.

Factor 1: Managing the Antecedents – 15 ways of managing the antecedents of behaviour

Part 1 – Managing Antecedents: Discriminate Learning

Part 2 – Managing Antecedents: Prompting, Fading and Modelling

Part 3 – Managing Antecedents: Instructions, self-instruction and Altering Antecedent Chains

Part 4 – Managing Antecedents: Reducing or Avoiding Antecedents, Narrowing Antecedents Control and Negative Self-Instruction

Part 5 – Managing Antecedents: Systematic Desensitization, Participating Modelling and Self-Statements

Part 6 – Managing Antecedents: Thought-Stopping and Distractions


Factor 2: Managing the Behaviour – 8 ways of managing the behaviour

Part 7- Managing Behavior: Subgoals, Shaping and Shortcuts to Shaping

Part 8 – Managing Behavior: Chaining, Alternative Responses and Counter Conditioning

Part 9 – Managing Behavior: Relaxation Techniques and Covert Conditioning


Factor 3: Managing the Consequences – 6 ways to manage the consequences

Part 10 – Managing the Consequences: Positive Reinforcement, Feedback, Biofeedback, Tokens and Covert Reinforces

Part 11 – Managing the Consequences: Punishments


Learning Objectives

Turn negative habits or behaviour into positive habits or behaviour.
Improve social skills in young children.
Help young children reduce emotional outbursts to better function in unfamiliar situations.


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Part 9 – Managing Behavior: Relaxation Techniques and Covert Conditioning

Part 9 of this video discusses how relaxation and covert conditioning techniques help manage behaviour in children.
Part 9 – Managing Behavior: Relaxation Techniques and Covert Conditioning00:06:59
Part 9 – Managing Behavior: Relaxation Techniques and Covert Conditioning

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