Explanation and Description in Traditional Neobehaviorism, Cognitive Psychology, and Behavior Analysis

  • J. Moore


Reese (1999) has noted that the nature of explanation and its relation to description have been hotly debated for many years. The present chapter critically examines the status of explanation and description in contemporary behavioral science, particularly traditional neobehaviorism, cognitive psychology, and behavior analysis.


Internal State Verbal Behavior Behavior Analysis Scientific Explanation Causal Power 
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  • J. Moore
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Wisconsin-MilwaukeeMilwaukeeUSA

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