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A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TO CONSCIOUSNESS - BEHP1166 Presents a behavior-analytic perspective on consciousness. Begins by tracing the concept in psychology from Wundt to James to Watson, and on to modern studies of consciousness. Follows Skinner's (1945) operational analysis of psychological terms by looking at the circumstances that cause someone to report that he, she or someone else is conscious. Also covers the history of reinforcement responsible for such behaviors.

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May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, CourseWebs

INSIDE THE BOX INTERVIEW WITH DR. JACK MICHAEL - BEHP1023 Presents historically significant interview with Dr. Jack Michael by Tate McGhee. Uses eloquent yet conversational prose by Michael as he recalls "Chance Events," B.F. Skinner, his thoughts on SCIENCE AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR and some of the family and friends who have shared his life. Offers this INSIDE THE BOX interview of poignant remembrances and succeeds as both a timeless memoir and powerful examination of the critical time in the development of behavior analysis. Includes stories of his past and views of the future combined with his current interest in verbal behavior and motivation.

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May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, CourseWebs

INTERVIEW WITH DR. A. CHARLES CATANIA - BEHP1147 Comprises an interview with noted author and behavior analyst, Charles Catania. Includes discussion of his visits to Darwin's house in England, Skinner's in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Pavlov's in Russia, and of his long-standing friendship with Florida Tech faculty Jose Martinez-Diaz.

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May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, CourseWebs

JERRY SHOOK - VISIONARY AND FOUNDER OF THE BEHAVIOR ANALYST CERTIFICATION BOARD - BEHP1125 Presents a compilation of an interview by Mark Sundberg and reflections of many individuals (Richard Malott, James Carr, Judith Favell, Jim Johnston, Neil Martin, Paolo Moderato, Sharon Chien, Jane Howard, Jose Martinez-Diaz and others) to commemorate Dr. Shook's outstanding contributions to the field of behavior analysis. Includes Dr. Shook's background, the history of the BACB, international expansion, autism work and university influence, as well as future challenges for the field.

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May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, CourseWebs

THE ETHICS OF REPLACING FREE WILL WITH BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE - BEHP1207 Covers the science of behavior and how it differs from other analyses of behavior. Discusses the fiction of free will and how this intrudes into teaching, leading to the use of punishment and its harmful effects. Also covers positive alternative approaches to teaching, offered from behavioral science.

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May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, CourseWebs

THE HARD PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS: ITS HISTORY IN BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS - BEHP1134 Traces the history of consciousness in a behavior analytic approach that provides not only a basis for behaviorist work but also for neuroscience. Covers the effort that began with Watson and was addressed by Skinner and Goldiamond, whose approaches share much of those of the philosopher Luwig Wittgenstein.

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May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020, CourseWebs