Keywords

Obesity, Weight loss

Abstract

Obesity has been an increasing health problem in the United States. In recent years, extensive research has been on the use of behavioral techniques for weight control. Although traditional methods of treatment have not proven to be long-term, some behavioral studies have indicated maintenance. Findings indicated that self-control methods are most effective when they are presented through therapist instruction, which is gradually faded. A full behavioral program for weight control would also include basic adjunct procedures, i.e., monitoring of calories or food, exercise, stimulus control, and social reinforcement, as well as major behavioral methods such as covert sensitization, contracting, bibliotherapy, and aversive conditioning. Significant, positive results are possible through a behavioral program; and maintenance also has a higher probability.

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Graduation Date

1978

Advisor

Tucker, Richard

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Social Sciences

Degree Program

Clinical Psychology

Format

PDF

Pages

iv, 48 pages

Language

English

Rights

Public Domain

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0013171

Subjects

Obesity, Weight loss

Collection (Linked data)

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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