A comparison of a self-control and a contract procedure for weight control.

@article{Harris1971ACO,
  title={A comparison of a self-control and a contract procedure for weight control.},
  author={Marcia B. Harris and C G Bruner},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1971},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          347-54
        }
}
Abstract A self-control procedure involving the use of behavior modification techniques was compared with a contract system and an attention-placebo control group. One study revealed significant losses for both treatments after 12 weeks with the contract group losing more; however, a ten month follow-up revealed that the weight loss was not permanent. A second study found no differences between a self-control group and a control group after 16 weeks. Reasons for the poor long-term results of… CONTINUE READING

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