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AGAINST PARSIMONIOUS BEHAVIORISM

@inproceedings{Burgos2009AGAINSTPB,
  title={AGAINST PARSIMONIOUS BEHAVIORISM},
  author={J. Burgos},
  year={2009}
}
This paper is a rejection of parsimonious behaviorism (PB). PB was proposed by Stemmer (2003) to avoid certain problems with radical behaviorism's (RB) appeal to covert behavior to account for mental phenomena. According to Stemmer, covert behavior was not clearly defined and its existence was not supported by empirical evidence. However, overt behavior is not as undefined, nor its existence as empirically unsupported as Stemmer claimed. Nor does PB avoid the problems, as it does not encourage… Expand
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