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Behavioral interviews refer to interviews conducted for the purpose of identifying a problem behavior, the situational factors that maintain the behavior, and the consequences that result from the behavior.

Behavioral involvement refers to a patient’s attitude toward self -care, specifically an active involvement in treatment.

Behavioral Mapping is defined as a systematic way of recording peoples' locations, such as where they sit, stand, or where they spend their time. The two (2) main types of mapping are Place-centered mapping and Individual-centered mapping.

Behavioral Marital Therapy (BMT) refers to a form of Couples therapy that applies principles of reinforcement to a couple's interactions. The major components of BMT include contingency contracting, support understanding techniques, and problem-solving techniques.

Behavioral Measures refers to the ways to study overt actions and observable, recordable reactions.

Behavioral measures refers to overt actions and reactions that are observed and recorded, exclusive of self -reported behavior.

Behavioral Medicine refers to the application of principles of behavior therapy to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of medical disorders; applies to such areas as stress prevention and reduction, pediatric and adult patient management and compliance, pain control, and life-style modification. Biofeedback, relaxation training, behavior therapy, and hypnosis are important modalities.

Behavioral model refers to the explanation of human behavior, including dysfunction, based on principles of learning and Adaptation derived from experimental psychology.