Glossary B

- Behavioral assessment in behavior therapies : Behavioral assessment in behavior therapies refers to the therapist's assessment of the clients' (patient) adaptive and maladaptive behaviors and the triggers for these behaviors
Behavioral assignments refer to "homeworks" given by behavioral therapist to clients or patients to practice new behaviors or gather new information between therapy sessions. Behavioral assignments also refer to "home practice" activities given by the therapists to their clients to be performed on their own as part of an integrated therapeutic intervention for behavior modification.
Behavioral assimilation refers to the eventual matching of the behaviors displayed by cooperating or competing group members.

Behavioral bliss point approach refers to the theory that an organism with free access to alternative activities will distribute its behavior in such a way as to maximize overall reinforcement .
Behavioral comparisons phase refers to the tendency to form impressions of others by comparing and contrasting their overt behaviors
Behavioral confirmation is a type of self -fulfilling prophecy whereby people's social expectations lead them to act in ways that cause others to confirm their expectations.

Behavioral confirmation effect refers to the result that occurs when an individual's expectations about another person lead him or her to act in ways that confirm his or her expectancies.

Behavioral contract refers to a formal agreement stating behaviors to be changed and consequences that apply. It is a written agreement outlining a promise to adhere to the contingencies of a behavior modification program.