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THE NATURAL SELECTION: BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AMONG THE NATURAL SCIENCES. M. Jackson Marr School of Psychology Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA 30332-0170 [email protected] SOME CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS. 1. realism vs. pragmatism 2. mechanism vs. contextualism

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The natural selection behavior analysis among the natural sciences

THE NATURAL SELECTION:BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AMONG THE NATURAL SCIENCES

M. Jackson Marr

School of Psychology

Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA 30332-0170

[email protected]


Some conceptual considerations

SOME CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • 1. realism vs. pragmatism

  • 2. mechanism vs. contextualism

  • 3. The role of terminology in behavior analysis

  • 4. The role of “unobservables” in a science of behavior

  • 5. What does “explanation” mean in behavior analysis?

  • 6. molecular vs. molar: The problem of functional units.

  • 7. Models, mediations, and states: Theory in behavior analysis.

  • 8. Independence and reductionism.

  • 9. What are the relations between basic and applied behavior analysis?

  • 10. How does behavior analysis apply to other sciences?

  • 11. Science as verbal behavior boot-strapping


Ailun lecture topics

AILUN LECTURE TOPICS

  • BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AS NATURAL SCIENCE— THE LEGACY OF B.F. SKINNER

  • CONCEPTS OF CONTINGENCIES

  • DIMENSION IN ACTION: THE PROBLEM OF BEHAVIORAL UNITS

  • SYMMETRY

  • REDUCTIONISM

  • QUANTITATIVE MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

  • SCIENTIFIC VERBAL BEHAVIOR

  • CREATIVITY


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