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Behavior and Social Issues

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 75–84 | Cite as

Teaching About Private Events in the Classroom

  • Michael Keenan
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Abstract

The widespread misrepresentation of behavior analysis may reflect the difficulties of teaching its views on private events. This paper discusses issues concerned with the analysis of private events; it also contains exercises in self-observation that are intend for use in the classroom. Students who are actively encouraged to participate in self-observation under the guidance of a behavioral perspective may be more likely to identify misrepresentations of behavior analysis when they appear in other courses.

Key-words

private events self-observation introspection classroom exercises 

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© Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Keenan
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Behavioural and Communication Sciences, County LondonderryUniversity of UlsterColeraineUSA

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