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Alao, A. A. (1988) PARENTAL GUIDE TO BEHAVIOUR CHANGE IN THE HOME: A BEHAVIOURAL MODEL. Nigerian Journal of Counselling and Development. ISSN 0794-4071

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Parental roles in the home are many and one essen-tial role performed by parents is behaviour change. As Genetic and environmental factors affect behaviour, parents need to be aware of areas in which they can enrich the home environment. There are many psychological methods to deal with maladaptive behaviours, in general, the behavioural model is an approach parents can easily utilize at home to deal with inappropriate behaviour. The behavioural model may involve the respondent (classical) approach or the operant approach. Research has supported the use and application of Behavioural model in behaviour change in the home. At home, the classical conditioning techniques that could be utilized include the use of noxious stimulation, relaxation and desensitization and implosive therapy. Parents, before utilizing operant conditioning tech niques need to be aware of the different reinforcers that could be used at home and knowledge of different s-:hedules of reinforcement would also be helpful. Parents and guardians have a significant role to play in the development of appropriate behaviour in the home and the behavioural model is one approach through which this could be achieved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2012 14:05
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2012 14:05

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