Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. David O. Lyon
Dr. Norman Peterson
Dr. Paul Mountjoy
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study examined perceptions of behavior modification held by undergraduate students enrolled in an introductory psychology course and editorial board members for the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and for the journal Behavior Modification.
Editor reactions to several terms suggest that ambiguity with respect to the questionable behavior status of several techniques exists within the field. The results show that a large proportion of students, as compared with editors, are unclear as to which techniques constitute behavior modification. In this study, the accuracy of student identification of behavior modification techniques did not significantly relate to perceptions of ethicalness of behavior modification's use.
Guthman, John C., "Factors Related to Perceptions of Ethicalness in Behavior Modification" (1985). Masters Theses. 1386.