Department of Educational Psychology,
College of Education, Katsina-Ala
The author of this article contends that all human behaviours are learned and can as such be unlearned. A quick survey of some of the behavior manifestations of students in schools which need or require some form of modifications has been undertaken in the article. The consequences of such behaviours on both the individual and larger society have also been examined. This article is of the view that Behavioural counseling techniques are effective tools in curbing such prevalent behaviours in schools such as truancy, drunkenness, smoking, examination misconduct, lateness, poor study habits, drug abuse etc. It therefore identified and discussed some basic behavioural counseling techniques and approaches that could be utilized by counsellors in refining students in secondary schools.