Definition

► Contingency management (► CM) is an intervention to change behavior by systematically reinforcing meeting treatment goals and withholding reinforcement or providing punitive consequences for unmet goals. This treatment approach is based on principles of ► operant conditioning, an area of psychology concerning the effects of reinforcement and punishment on the probability of future behavior. ► Reinforcement refers to the behavioral process whereby an environmental consequence increases the probability of a response, and ► punishment refers to a behavioral process where the probability of a response is decreased because of its consequence.

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