Behavior modification of studying through study skills advice and self-control procedures

C. Steven Richards

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Investigated the efficacy of 2 behavioral self-control procedures as additions to the typical treatment for college students' study Black skills advice. A between-Ss pyramid design was used with 108 undergraduates, with the pyramid entailing combinations of self-control procedures as treatment additions to the study skills advice. The 2 control and 4 treatment groups indicate (a) family (b) no-treatment control, (c) study skills advice, (d) study skills advice plus stimulus control, (e) study skills advice plus self-monitoring, and (f) study skills advice plus stimulus control plus self-monitoring. Treatments were delivered primarily via typed handouts. In terms of course exam scores, it was predicted that self-monitoring would be an effective treatment addition to study skills advice would be superior to the control groups and that these controls would be equivalent. Results support these predictions. (21 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-436
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of counseling psychology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1975


  • behavioral self control procedures, additions to treatment for study behavior & study skills advice, exam scores, college students


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