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Self Injurious Behavior: Chapter Analysis

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One of the main themes in this chapter is "self-injurious behavior," which fascinated me the most. I 've grown up in a small town where my neighbor 's daughter used to engage in self-destructive behavior. I thought her behavior was unusual. If I asked why, she gave me vague answers like, "I don 't know" or "because I like it." People who knew her usually dismissed her an insane woman. Of course, I did not know anything about psychology back then and believed she was crazy too. However, learning more about it in this chapter helped me understand the behavior and it 's treatment.
Chance (2014) states that, self-injurious behavior used to be considered involuntary and impossible to cure (p. 263). However, scientists discovered
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