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token economy

 using theprinciples of operant conditioning, a behaviour modification technique used to encourage particularbehaviour, through the employment of secondary reinforcers (tokens) after desirable behaviour, whichcan be collected and exchanged for primaryreinforcers (a meaningful object or privilege).

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June 14th 2021

Rogers (1902-1987)

 was one ofthe original founders of the humanistic perspective. His theories encompassedthe importance of unconditional and conditional positive regard in development of the 'selfconcept' and 'conditions of worth' set by others. His work has been applied to a rangeof domains, particularly in therapy through his development of'client-centred'(now class="d-title" named 'person-centred'therapy.