9 Jan

About Behaviorism, Introduction, Quote 2

Yes, yes, yes to all of Skinner’s questions below!

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January 5, 2017 at 6:27 am

“Some of the questions [behaviorism] asks are these: Is such a science really possible? Can it account for every aspect of human behavior? What methods can it use? Are its laws as valid as those of physics and biology? Will it lead to a technology, and if so, what role will it play in human affairs?” (p. 3)

2 Aug

Science and Human Behavior, Chapter 13: Function versus Aspect, Quote 1

VERY important quote. The CLM Course of Study teaches Users to use action verbs to describe behavior in CLM Unit 3

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July 26 at 6:44am · Cambridge, MA ·

“Frequently we describe behavior not with verbs which specify action but with adjectives describing characteristics or aspects of action.” (p. 194)

30 Jun

Science and Human Behavior, Chapter 11: Aversion, avoidance, anxiety, Quote 4

Very important!!!!

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Science and Human Behavior, Chapter 11: Aversion, avoidance, anxiety, Quote 4

“An important example of [the] use of aversive conditioning is the practice of branding an act wrong or sinful. Any behavior which reduces the stimulation arising from the early stages of such an act is then negatively reinforced … Many problems in psychotherapy arise from the strength and duration of this effect …” (p. 175)