What Is Behavioral Psychology

What Is Behavioral Psychology

therapy for depressionIt involves examining styles of behavior and can correct harmful and destructive behavior of the patient in a psychology session.

When defined behavioral psychology is a branch of psychology that is more on the study and alteration of humans behavior and their emotions, actions, and thoughts.

Four sub-disciplines of behavioral psychology

  • Applied behavior analysis
  • Behavior therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Cognitive-behavior therapy

Some Techniques that can be used for behavioral psychology

  • Cognitive restructuring
  • Behavioral modeling
  • Classical and operant conditioningtherapy ball

One behavioral intervention technique is called classical conditioning it is done by two stimuli that are repeatedly paired together to the similar behavioral response individually.

On the other hand operant conditioning is a psychology technique that aims at the correlation within voluntary behavior and consequence. In this conditioning technique patients are either disciplined or compensated after an action depending on their response that is correlated with either a negative or positive outcome.