BEHAVIOR CONTROL

n. the exercise of influence and authority over human behavior. For instance, undesirable behavior can be redirected through psychological manipulation in the form of promises and threats. On the extreme, control can also be established through more intrusive means such as drugs, hypnosis, isolation, and interrogation.

BEHAVIOR CONTROL: "Positive and negative reinforcement contribute to the success of behavior control."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIOR CONTROL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavior-control/ (accessed March 31, 2020).
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