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Event: 11th Annual Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Re…
11th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions Register Friday, April 27, 2018 Registration 7:30 am Presentations 8:30 am - 4:45 pm Sign out 4:45 pm  A one-day conference featuring…
Resource: In Memoriam of Donald Keith Pumroy: His Pioneering Wo…
The panel discussion presented at ABAI 2015 by W. Joseph Wyatt, Roger W. McIntire and Judy G. Blumenthal memorializing the contributions to behavior analysis of Donald Keith Pumroy, providing a timeline of the evolution of the field from the 1950s to the …
Resource: The Long Good-Bye: Why B. F. Skinner’s Verbal Behav…
The year 2007 marked the 50th anniversary of the publication of B. F. Skinner's Verbal Behavior, a book that by Skinner's own account was his most important. The received view, however, is that a devastating review by a young linguist not only rendered Sk…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 41, 70-75 (2013). WHY I AM N…
ABSTRACT: Watson set the initial parameters for a science of behavior. The experimental analysis of behavior as developed by Skinner still has much work to do before claiming to be the science of behavior. The cultural environment has been shaping the be…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 39/40, 127-144 (2011/2012). …
Memes, defined in terms of ideas, mental representations or information, are used in an attempt to explain the spread of cultural practices. We argue that such reference to hidden replicators, which are said to have causal effects on a person
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 38, 169-171 (2010). THE SCIE…
The core analytic unit in any evolutionary perspective is variation and selective retention. Behavior analysis has always been part of the community of evolution sciences, but in some ways it is the most thorough going because it is most willing to consid…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 37, 165-180 (2009). NATURALI…
In an earlier essay in this journal, the estimable John Staddon charges B. F. Skinner and E. O. Wilson with committing several fallacies while promoting evolutionary ethics. The present essay replies that what Staddon regards as fallacies are signal contr…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 35, 1-55, (2007). INTENTIONA…
This paper proposes an overarching philosophical framework for the analysis and interpretation of behavior that incorporates both radical behaviorism and intentional psychology in a model, "intentional behaviorism"' that additionally links the explanati…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 35, 65-76 (2007). ABOUT ABOU…
The rationale, scientific necessity, and character of intentionality ascriptions (assertions that attribute beliefs, expectations, wishes and such to certain systems) remain unresolved issues in the philosophy of mind and psychology. Foxall's proposed r…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 34, 89-107 (2006). CLASSIC E…
I analyze the theoretical tenets of early ethology and the criticisms leveled against it from comparative psychology. Early ethology had a clear research object, the study of behavioral adaptedness. Adaptedness was explained by the functional rules and …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 33, 17-40 (2005). THE REFLEX…
The Reflexive Theory of Perception (RTP) claims that perception of an object or property X by an organism Z consists in Z being caused by X to acquire some disposition D toward X itself. This broadly behavioral perceptual theory explains perceptual int…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 5-12 (2004). BEHAVIORISM…
The evolution of behaviorism from its explicit beginning with John B. Watson's declaration in 1913 to the behaviorisms of the present is considered briefly. Contributions of behaviorism to scientific psychology then and now are critically assessed, arr…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 179-195 (2004). FROM DAR…
Modern cognitive psychology presents itself as the revolutionary alternative to behaviorism, yet there are blatant continuities between modern cognitivism and the mechanistic kind of behaviorism that cognitivists have in mind, such as their commitment …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 231-242 (2004). SCIENTIF…
E.O. Wilson and B.F. Skinner have argued for an evolutionary ethics that allows what ought to be to be derived from what is-ethics from science. Evolution is inherently unpredictable, however, and some practices whose benefits cannot be proved might ne…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 293-303 (2004). THE PERI…
Despite its diminished importance amongst philosophers, the deductivenomological framework is still important to contemporary behavioral scientists. Behavioral theorists operating within this framework must be careful to distinguish between nesting and…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 401-426 (2004). DOES MEA…
A common method of making a theory more understandable is to compare it to another theory that has been better developed. Radical interpretation is a theory that attempts to explain how communication has meaning. Radical interpretation is treated as an…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 465-478 (2004). ON "SOCI…
Scientific knowledge as opposed to common-sense knowledge entails a methodological revolution based on a search not for essences, in Aristotelian sense, but for mathematical functions, in Galilean sense, originated from the controlled experiment and fo…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 32, 493-502 (2004). THE EVOL…
Much research in the field of emotions has shown that people differ in the cues that they use to perceive their own emotions. People who are more responsive to personal cues (personal cuers) make use of cues arising from their own bodies and behavior; …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 127-137 (2003). NURTURE …
Two reviews of Death, Hope and Sex in Vol. 29 of this journal revealed some limitations in their authors' understanding of basic principles of evolutionary ecology and life history theory. Amin and Thompson's review criticized my model of the contingen…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 29, 79-93 (2001). EVOLUTIONA…
A review of Death, Hope, and Sex by James Chisholm. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 296pp.
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 29, 95-99 (2001). GENES, BRA…
A commentary on Death, Hope, and Sex by James S. Chisholm. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1999, 296pp.
Item: Learning, Fifth Edition
Learning, Interim (5th) Edition by A. Charles Catania Emphasizing research findings and basic concepts, the Interim (5th) Edition surveys the major areas in the psychology of learning from a consistent behavioral point of view. As in previous editions…
Item: Don't Shoot the Dog! Revised Edition
Don't Shoot the Dog! By Karen PryorKaren Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! A bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal-and human-behavior. A gr…
Item: Tactics of Scientific ResearchEvaluating Experimental Dat…
Tactics of Scientific ResearchEvaluating Experimental Data in PsychologyMurray Sidman Discussing the major themes of replication, variability, and experimental design, Sidman describes the step-by-step planning of experiments, the need for constant att…
Item: At My Own Pace: The Autobiography of Fred S. Keller
At My Own Pace: The Autobiography of Fred S. Keller Edited by Jon S. Bailey, Mary R. Burch, A. Charles Catania, and Jack Michael At My Own Pace, the compelling, delightful, but also educational autobiography of Fred S. Keller, is a vital book for anyon…
Item: 11th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Dis…
11th Annual West Coast Conference on Autism & Related Disorders: Research-Based Solutions Friday, April 27, 2018 Registration 7:30 am Presentations 8:30 am - 4:45 pm Sign out 4:45 pm  A one-day conference featuring leading experts in fields of…
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