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Event: Live Webinar Featuring Dr. Thomas Zane, Director of the …
Presented through the ABACLive Cambridge Center Series. Helping those who help others, one live webinar at a time. Thomas Zane, PhD, BCBA-D presents: "The Ethics of Supervision: Being Responsible for the Shaping of Future Behavior…
Resource: A Behavior Analytic Paradigm for Adaptive Autonomous …
Behavior Analysis, the scientific study of animal and human behavior and learning, provides a strong conceptual framework for intelligent computer systems known as adaptive autonomous agents. The Seventh Generation Technology system, described in this pap…
Resource: The Speaker as Listener: The Interpretation of Struct…
Regularities in word order not specifically addressed by Skinner require behavioral interpretation if our field is to become more influential among students of language. It is argued that the variables controlling such regularities derive from the speaker…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 42, 37-64 (2014). ARE NEUROR…
ABSTRACT: Are the available conceptual foundations, the statistical techniques, and the empirical data of cognitive neuroscience sufficiently robust to serve as foundations for an overarching neuroreductionist explanation of the mind-brain relationship? T…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 42, 65-82 (2014). ON DEFININ…
ABSTRACT: This paper attempts to suggest some conceptual preliminaries to a definition of behavior. I begin by distinguishing some different senses of the notion, with emphasis upon that of behavior as the occurrence of an organism's action or reaction. S…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 38, 117-119 (2010). REMARKS.…
In order to stimulate informal discussion of behaviorism among the readership, we have invited Murray Sidman to let us have his comments on the current scene as a regular feature of this journal. He has accepted. The following remarks constitute the body …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 37, 39-57 (2009). OVERCOMIN…
Radical behaviorism is distinguished from other varieties of behaviorism in part by its willingness to include private events among its subjects of analysis. This paper reviews the public-private dichotomy as described by Skinner, and concludes that this …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 36, 113-155 (2008). INTENTIO…
The central fact in the delineation of radical behaviorism is its conceptual avoidance of propositional content. This eschewal of the intentional stance sets it apart not only from cognitivism but from other neo-behaviorisms. Indeed, the defining charac…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 35, 139-148 (2007). BEHAVIOR…
Foxall's intentional behaviorism is supposed to provide explanation and understanding where radical behaviorism provides only prediction and control. Foxall does identify empirical and conceptual issues with the operant reinforcement framework, but he …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 35, 149-183, (2007). THE THE…
This paper is a conceptual analysis of the theory debate in psychology, as carried out by cognitivists and radical behaviorists.
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 13-35 (2004). ON THE CON…
In the early twentieth century psychology became the study of "behavior." This article reviews developments within animal psychology, functional psychology, and American society and culture that help explain how a term rarely used in the first years of …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 55-68 (2004). BEHAVIOR I…
In this paper I discuss (1) the nontechnical nature of the term "behavior"; (2) the need to revisit the Aristotelian concept of soul as the prime naturalistic subject matter of psychology; (3) the incompleteness of meaning when behavior is identified wi…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 69-95 (2004). REALISM AB…
Behavior analysis emphasizes the study of overt animal (human and nonhuman) behavior as a subject matter in its own right. This paper provides a metaphysical foundation for such an emphasis via an elucidation of a thesis that I generically call "realis…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 197-229 (2004). IS THE O…
The operant contingency remains the most powerful and flexible single technology for the production and control of purposive behavior. The immediate aim of this paper is to examine the conceptual and empirical adequacy of the operant contingency as the…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 317-347 (2004). ON THE O…
Most psychology begins with a distinction between organism and environment, where the two are implicitly (and sometimes explicitly) conceptualized as flipsides of a skin-severed space. This paper examines that conceptualization. Dewey and Bentley's (19…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 427-451 (2004). REVAMPIN…
Philosophical interest in intentional action has flourished in recent decades. Typically, action theorists propose necessary and sufficient conditions for a movement's being an action, conditions derived from a conceptual analysis of folk psychological …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 111-126 (2003). WHAT IS …
With S.S. Stevens, operationism became an important influence in psychology. In this paper I discuss the differences between Bridgman's and Stevens' proposals on operationism and the role that operational definitions play in scientific theory. I discus…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 29, 27-29 (2001). ABOUT PERS…
Rules are prescriptions, and prescriptions as in the case of instructions, are not related to the problem of reference. Even more, instructions and other kinds of prescriptions correspond to what Skinner labels as mands and not tacts, which ultimately …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 29, 61-62 (2001). STEPPING D…
Adding relational frame theory and equivalence-class stimulus relations to the operant-based distinction of rulegoverned and contingency-shaped behavior may not be the soundest strategy. I make this assertion based upon the inherent conceptual and logi…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 28, 1-40 (2000). FACTS, CONC…
In this essay we introduce the idea of an epistemic triangle, with factual, theoretical, and conceptual investigations at its vertices, and argue that whereas scientific progress requires a balance among the three types of investigations, psychology
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 28, 41-55 (2000). INSTRUCTIO…
A conceptual analysis along these arguments suggests that the usefulness of the distinction between rule-governed and contingency-shaped behaviors is questionable.
Item: Continuously Programmed Environmentsand the Experimental …
Continuously Programmed Environments and the Experimental Analysis of Human Behaviorby J. Brady Continuously programmed environments represent an approach to the study of complete repertoires of human behavior by combining the conceptual framework of e…
Item: The Technology of Teaching REVISITED:A Reader's Companion…
The Technology of Teaching REVISITED: A Reader's Companion to B.F. Skinner's Book By Beatrice H. BarrettSkinner desperately wanted his science to be applied to improve instruction methods. Yet he wrote his only book on education not for educators but for …
Item: Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment
Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment is a comprehensive volume of key topics in behavior analysis for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).? Consisting of 17 chapters by noted experts in clinical research, this book is an aut…
Item: Applying Behavioral Analysis Across the Autism Spectrum -…
Applying Behavior Analysis Across the Autism Spectrum, Second Edition is appropriate for use in training programs designed to prepare personnel for working with children with autism, and which conform to the BACB's Guidelines in terms of course coverage a…
Item: Radical Behaviorism for ABA Practitioners
Radical Behaviorism for ABA Practitioners is primarily written for students planning careers delivering ABA services and for practicing applied behavior analysts who work in some capacity as clinicians, supervisors, or administrators. Throughout its …
Item: Life's a PIC/NIC ...when you understand behavior
Written from the authors’ decades of experience, LIFE’S A PIC/NIC® …when you understand behavior shows how to bring out the best in people through the application of the optimistic science of behavior and its dem…
Tutorial: Conceptual Issues in a Science of Behavior from Wats…
Presenter: Dr. Jay Moore, Professor of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee CEU: 1.0 units Type II Choose this course. Course Description: John B. Watson was born in rural South Carolina in 1878. He held faculty positions at the Unive…
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