Reducing Risky Behavior with Habit Reversal: A Review of Behavioral Strategies to Reduce Habitual Hand‐to‐head Behavior
COVID‐19, coronavirus, habit reversal, face‐touching
Habit reversal training (HRT) has been a mainstay of behavior analysts' repertoire for nearly the last 50 years. HRT has been effective in treating a host of repetitive behavior problems. In the face of the current coronavirus pandemic, HRT has practical public health importance as a possible intervention for reducing hand‐to‐head behaviors that increase the risk of viral infection. The current paper provides a brief review of HRT for hand‐to‐head habits that is designed for a broad audience and concludes with practical suggestions, based on HRT, for reducing face‐touching behaviors.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v. 53, issue 3, p. 1225-1236
Scholar Commons Citation
Heinicke, Megan R.; Stiede, Jordan T.; Miltenberger, Raymond G.; and Woods, Douglas W., "Reducing Risky Behavior with Habit Reversal: A Review of Behavioral Strategies to Reduce Habitual Hand‐to‐head Behavior" (2020). USF Libraries Florida COVID Research Collection Publications. 64.