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Behavioral Experiment (Portrait Format) worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a worksheet that is a behavioral experiment (portrait format) worksheet, which will help you test your behavioral predictions.

What is a behavioral experiment (portrait format) worksheet about?

Behavioral Experiment is an information-gathering process, the purpose of which is to test the accuracy of an individual's beliefs (about themselves, others, and the world) or to test new, more adaptive beliefs. They are very common to help people understand the antecedents and consequences of a behavior, before carrying out a behavior experiment it is very important to know how a behavior functions and why. Behavioral experiments are carried out in reality to see the truth of the existing thought. 

How will a behavioral experiment (portrait format) worksheet help?

This worksheet will help you to know how your dysfunctional behaviors can be changed into functional ones and how will those help you, what will be the outcome of it and how will it help you. The behavioral experiments are useful to change the irrational negative thoughts into positive ones, by providing evidence. 

Instructions on how to use a behavioral experiment (portrait format) worksheet.

Write down the behavior that is bothering or dysfunctional for you, then think how can you replace it with a functional one, it will go with the behavior you want to change, then write what you expect to achieve

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.