This volume has three goals with respect to the interplay between philosophy and behavioral psychology's experimental, applied, and interpretive levels of knowing. It aims to examine core principles in the philosophy of science, as they are interpreted by and relate to behavioral psychology; how these core principles interact with different problem areas in the study of human behavior; and how experimental, applied, and interpretive analyses complement one another to advance the understanding of behavior and, in so doing, also the philosophy of science.
Preface. 1. Themes in Behavior Theory and Philosophy; K.A. Lattal, P.N. Chase.
I: Philosophical Foundations. 2. Explanation and Description in Traditional Neobehaviorism, Cognitive Psychology, and Behavior Analysis; J. Moore. 3. Pragmatism and Behavior Analysis; K.A. Lattal, J. Laipple. 4. Empiricism; J. Marr. 5. Explanatory Reductionism in Behavior Analysis; D.W. Schaal. 6. Selectionism; J.W. Donahoe. 7. Humanism and Skinner's Radical Behaviorism; J.E.R. Staddon. 8. Concepts and Theories: Relation to Scientific Categories; E. Ribes-Iñesta.
II: Interpretations 9. Cognition; D.C. Palmer. 10. Privacy; H. Rachlin. 11. When We Speak of Intentions; P.N. Hineline. 12. Operant Contingencies and the Origin of Cultures; S.S. Glenn. 13. Implications of Determinism: Personal Responsibility and the Value of Science; M. Chiesa. 14. Advancing Behaviorism in Judeo-Christian Culture: Suggestions for Finding Common Ground; C.M. Galuska. 15. Behavior Analysis and a Modern Psychology; E.K. Morris.
III: Extensions to Research and Application. 16. Verbal Governance, Verbal Shaping, and Attention to Verbal Stimuli; A.C. Catania. 17. Creativity and Reinforced Variability; A. Neuringer. 18. In the Analysis of Behavior, What Does Develop Mean? D.M. Baer, J. Rosales-Ruíz. 19. Behavioral Education: Pragmatic Answers to Questions about Novelty and Efficiency; P.N. Chase. 20. Developmental Disabilities:Scientific Inquiry and Interactions in Behavior Analysis; N.A. Neef, S.M. Peterson. 21. Corporate Cultures; J.E. Krapfl.
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