The abandonment of the Skinnerian
approach in mainstream behavior therapy was based on an unfortunate and misguided assumption.
associated with Skinnerian
control but closely resemble Thaler and
In the past decades, Sigrid Glenn, from the proposition of the concept of metacontingency, has developed a behavioral analytical proposal that seeks to amplify the Skinnerian
treatment given to cultural selection/evolution processes (e.g., Glenn, 1986, 1988, 1991, 2003, 2004, 2008).
However, they also argue that determinism is nonetheless compatible with moral responsibility because determined agents may be sufficiently reason-responsive, that is, responsive to moral reasons, to ground morally appropriate attributions of moral responsibility, as opposed to attributions justified only on Skinnerian
or other consequentialist grounds.
There is, though, one big Skinnerian
theme to which I stayed true.
This should not pose a problem to anyone but the most unreconstructed Skinnerian
, but it does reveal the contemporary concerns that underscore Emon's project.
Rafieian describes how the idea of dissociation, which was present in the works of Morton Price, William James, and Carl Jung, was sidelined for a while with the advent of Freudian psychoanalysis and Skinnerian
behaviorism, to be later resurrected in the neodissociation theory of Ernest Hilgard in the context of the need for treating psychological traumas resulting from WWII by means of hypnosis (p.
In the late 1960's and early 1970's, precision teaching involved a small and vibrant community of dedicated Skinnerian
behavior analysts, led by Ogden Lindsley, Eric Haughton, and a handful of their colleagues and students.
The fact, however, is that research on verbal behavior and treatment of verbal behavior disorders based on Skinnerian
analysis are flourishing.
"Random reinforcement is the most effective means of installing a behavior," she speculated, recalling basic Skinnerian
conditioning, but was not certain exactly what payoff she received.
Unless a student was taught otherwise by his parents, Skinnerian
"wisdom" made the child a sitting duck for manipulation as an adult.
Essentialism has affinities with Skinnerian
and Pavlovian behaviorism.