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A series of approximations to the behaviour will need to be reinforced before the target behaviour is achieved. Rewards must be ones that adolescents themselves perceive as such and they must be sufficiently desirable to motivate them to change their behaviour. e. peaks and troughs, and because of this there is a need to look out for upward or downward trends in behaviour across time. It may be possible for parents to negotiate a contract with their adolescent sons/daughters, setting specific targets along with rewards for meeting those targets.

The belief that they are able to cope when faced with problem situations. 7. Social skills training: this type of training is designed to equip adolescents with skills that will facilitate successful relationships with others. 45 Practice ● The acquisition of social skills can help adolescents to achieve their goals or help them behave appropriately in given situations. What is deemed appropriate behaviour may depend on the social and cultural context. Inappropriate behaviour may be due to: ● adolescents not possessing the relevant social skills; ● adolescents possessing social skills but not knowing how to use them; ● adolescents possessing relevant social skills but choosing not to use them.

E. a series of approximations to the behaviour will need to be reinforced before the target behaviour is achieved. Rewards must be ones that adolescents themselves perceive as such and they must be sufficiently desirable to motivate them to change their behaviour. e. peaks and troughs, and because of this there is a need to look out for upward or downward trends in behaviour across time. It may be possible for parents to negotiate a contract with their adolescent sons/daughters, setting specific targets along with rewards for meeting those targets.

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