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Context And Cognition

Context And Cognition

While the general wisdom has it that behaviorism is dead, it not only survives but is intellectually active in areas such as psychological theory, the analysis of language and cognition, and behavioral economics. It is a successful, albeit limited, source of behavioral science. Its chief difficulty arises when its practitioners look out from their laboratory windows and attempt to explain the complexities of human behavior that will never be amenable to direct experimental investigation. Behavior analysis has failed to establish a methodology of interpretation to deal fully with such complexity. The message of this essay is that it cannot do so without embracing intentional explanation in the form of an interpretive overlay that plugs the gaps in its explanations of life beyond the lab.


Chapter 1 Intentional Behavior
Chapter 2 Radical Behaviorist Interpretation
Chapter 3 The Intentional Stance
Chapter 4 The Contextual Stance
Chapter 5 Intentional Ascription in Practice
Chapter 6 The Personal Level
Chapter 7 Behavioral Continuity
Chapter 8 Equifinality and Delimitation
Chapter 9 Intentional Behaviorism
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Genre: Medicine / Other Branches Of Medicine / Clinical Psychology / Psychotherapy

On Sale: 30th April 2011

Price: £28.99

ISBN-13: 9781878978462