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Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 36, 5-69 (2008). DISPOSITION…
"Now" is privileged in most psychological theories, which portray their processes as proceeding from moment-to-moment. As in any science, this adherence to contiguous causation hinders an account of phenomena that involve remote events or temporally ex…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 35, 77-92 (2007). GORDON FOX…
"Intentional behaviorism" is Gordon Foxall's name for his proposal to mix the oil of mentalist language with the water of empiricist behaviorism. The trouble is, oil and water don't mix. To remain scientific, the language of behavioral science must rema…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 35, 113-130, (2007). COMMENT…
Professor Foxall suggests the radical behaviorist language of contingencies is fine as far as it goes, and is quite suitable for matters of prediction and control. However, he argues that radical behaviorist language is extensional, and that it is neces…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 34, 71-87 (2006). OF WHAT VA…
The book Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience (2003) is an engaging criticism of cognitive neuroscience from the perspective of a Wittgensteinian philosophy of ordinary language. The authors' main claim is that assertions like "the brain sees" and …
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 34, 109-121 (2006). HUMAN BE…
Language has been traditionally considered as a special psychological or behavioral phenomenon, with a logical status similar to other phenomena such as learning, memory, and thinking. Based on Wittgenstein's notion of language game, I argue that langu…
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, 31, 1-17 (2003). THE RELATIV…
Psychological interpretations of intelligence have varied considerably. Theoretical approaches have differed, among other things, with respect to the number, type, and level of abilities implied by the concept. Recent investigations have suggested, mor…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 31, 159-164 (2003). PRIVATE …
While the verdict is still out on the viability of such an empirical program, given various methodological and other complexities, the functional analysis of psychological terms represents a possible point of contact between the empirical research inte…
Resource: Behavior and Philosophy, 30, 15-20 (2002). PERFECT FO…
A review of a novel by Marilyn Schwartz and the Task Force on Bias-Free Language of the Association of American University Presses. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1995.
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, 26, 45-61 (1998). INTENTIONA…
History has shown, and continues to show, that ordinary language is not enough when faced with such goals, tasks, and contexts. What has been necessary is the development of a different way of interacting with the phenomena of interest, and the differe…
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: Getting Started:Clicker Training for Dogs
Getting Started: Clicker Training for DogsKaren Pryor's clicker training is the most compelling demonstration of dog training that I have ever seen. No dog should go without this information. Nicholas Dodman, D.V.M., The Dog Who Loved Too Much Through …
Item: Autism through the Lifespan: The Eden Model
Autism through the Lifespan: The Eden Model By David Holmes, Foreword, Eric Schopler For more than twenty years, The Eden Family of Services in Princeton, New Jersey, has provided comprehensive behaviorally based services for children and adults with auti…
Item: The Home Token Economy
The Home Token Economy by J. R. Alvord & C. D. Cheney DON'T IGNORE YOUR CHILD! Catch'em being good-and let'em know. The Home Token Economy is a flexible and adaptive incentive program that works well with the family management style of many parents. …
Item: Right from the Start - Behavioral Intervention for Young …
Right from the Start - Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autismby Sandra L. Harris and Mary Jane WeissThis informative and user-friendly guide helps parents of young children with autism and related disorders and their service providers expl…
Item: Treating Eating Problems of Childrenwith Autism Spectrum …
A child’s incessant screaming, spitting, and food throwing during mealtime are enough to frustrate any parent or caregiver! Continuous resistance to eating not only leads to malnourishment, but physical and intellectual developmental be…
Item: Preschool Education Programsfor Children with Autism
Preschool Education Programs for Children with Autism, Third EditionBy Sandra Harris and Jan HandlemanPreschool Education Programs for Children with Autism is written for special education teachers, school administrators, child-study team members, psychol…
Item: Teaching Individuals With Developmental Delays: Basic Int…
The long awaited sequel to teaching Developmentally Disabled Children: The Me Book has finally arrived! Following in the legacy of his earlier classic book, O. Ivar Lovaas, director of the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention, has skillfully brought to…
Item: Coercion and Its Fallout
Coercion and Its Fallout, Revised EditionBy Murray SidmanDo you use Coercion? No? When you have finished this book, you are going to be very surprised; you are going to know some things about yourself that you never knew before.We use coercion almost excl…
Item: Equivalence Relations and BehaviorA Research Story
Equivalence Relations and Behavior: A Research Story by Murray Sidman How does the work of Sidman and his coworkers on equivalence relations fit into science and into life? Why were the experiments really done (the Journals never let you tell the whole…
Item: Radical Behaviorism:The Philosophy and the Science
Radical Behaviorism: The Philosophy and the Science By Mecca ChiesaTo a greater extent than any other behavioral formulation, Radical Behaviorism has abandoned mechanistic explanation. Like Darwin, B.F. Skinner adopted selection as a causal mode. He appl…
Item: NEW! General Behaviorology: The Natural Science of Human …
This book comprehensively presents the principles and practices of the natural science of behaviorology including its answers to some of humankind’s essential but long–enduring questions. In a future behaviorology department, a beginning stude…
Item: Removing Obstacles to Safety, 2nd Edition
Removing Obstacles to Safety, 2nd Editionby Judy L. Agnew, Ph.D. & Gail Snyder, M.S.Creating and maintaining a competitive business that keeps safety as a priority is tough. Organizations have created excellent practices and procedures resulting in sa…
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