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NCJ Number: 119721 Find in a Library
Title: Why Did I Do It Again? Understanding My Cycle of Problem Behaviors
Author(s): L Bays; R Freeman-Longo
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 79
Sponsoring Agency: Safer Society Press
Brandon, VT 05733-0340
Sale Source: Safer Society Press
P.O. Box 340
Brandon, VT 05733-0340
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material (Programmed)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guided self-help workbook has been developed to help people who have problems with sexuality and aggression.
Abstract: A brief overview about behavioral cycles is presented along with completed assignments that help identify cycles. Sequences of behavior are described as many small links that are essential to the behavior. These links are perception, thought, feeling, and behavior. Deviant behaviors like child sexual abuse and rape do not just spontaneously happen without other behaviors leading up to them. In order to learn how to intervene effectively and stop these behaviors from occurring, the details of every part of the deviant cycle must be understood. When the steps taken are understood, intervention can be effective and the cycle can be stopped. Each chapter in this workbook ends with homework assignments designed for practice and better understanding of the material. Recommended reading list included.
Main Term(s): Sex offense causes
Index Term(s): Behavior modification; Psychological influences on crime; Sex offender treatment
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