The following Supplementary Website Readings were originally posted on this website as a blog and have been edited for use as supplementary readings associated with book chapters. The topics summarize chapter material, amplify certain points in chapter content, or introduce new topics related to chapter issues. The focus and style of the readings are sometimes more advanced than chapter material.
1. An Unavoidable (but Reasonable) Assumption
2. It’s Just Verbal Behavior
2.1 The meaning of meaning
2.2 What I hear you saying
2.3 The problem with problem behavior as communication
2.4 Identifying a behavior
2.5 What if we had no verbal behavior?
2.6 Do we have to explain everything?
3.1 You don’t have to understand
3.2 The seduction of antecedent causes
3.3 How are good are you at recognizing mentalism?
3.4 The web mentalism weaves
3.5 “Can,” “can’t,” and self-fulfilling prophecies
3.6 Why behavior analysis is a natural science
4. What is Really Inside?
4.1 The mind’s eye and the voice in our head
4.2 What is “_____________?”
4.3 When are feelings really feelings?
4.4 You can’t understand feelings and emotions without behavior
4.5 Can dogs feel jealousy?
4.6 Do feelings require verbal behavior?
5. Seeing Yourself
6. The Misdirection of Everyday Dialect
6.1 It’s about the evidence
6.2 Are you confused?
6.3 Should we talk about controlling as a behavior?
6.4 Isn’t this just bribery?
6.5 What is remembering, and why don’t we remember when we were toddlers?
6.6 Why logic doesn’t matter
7. Behavioral Responsibility
7.1 What are your intentions?
7.2 Can you be responsible for your behavior? Should you be?
8. Ethics, Rights, and Values – Without the Heat
8.1 The value of values
8.2 Behavior analysis and religion: Are you asking the right question?
9. A social Life
9.1 Universal contingencies and the essential human
10. Radical Behaviorism
10.1 The lesson of King Sisyphus
10.2 As if
10.4 Form, function, and operational definitions
10.5 How would they have learned that?
M2 How well do you understand operant learning?
M3 Labeling behavior
M4 Rules are for amateurs
M5 Can professionalism go too far?
M6 An essential curiosity
M7 Ten things all students of behavior analysis need to know
M8 Salience and difficulty
M9 A strange thought experiment
M11 Can you unlearn a behavior?
M12 The Border Collie and the behavior analyst
M13 Research methods as a way of talking about behavior