Skinner 45' (Psychological Review)
The operational analysis of psychological terms
1. Extends analysis to private events
2. Feelings, emotions, etc., are tacts of private events and can all be analyzed behaviorally
3. Beginning of radical behaviorism
Theoretical/conceptual paper that extended the analysis of public events to private stimuli.
He explains how VB, feelings, emotions, beliefs, and intentions are tacts of private events and can all be analyzed behaviorally and how we don’t need to go outside of our science.
Operant conditioning inside the skin and outside the skin are governed by the same principles.
Beginning of radical behaviorism. The interpretive analysis is what distinguishes a radical behaviorist from a methodological behaviorist.
The operational definition of a psychological term is the conditions under which you say it and the contingencies (collateral effects, public accompaniment, and induction or stimulus generalization) that shaped you.