Multiscale behavior analysis and molar behaviorism: An overview.

@article{Baum2018MultiscaleBA,
  title={Multiscale behavior analysis and molar behaviorism: An overview.},
  author={William M Baum},
  journal={Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior},
  year={2018},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={
          302-322
        }
}
  • W. Baum
  • Published 9 October 2018
  • Psychology
  • Journal of the experimental analysis of behavior
In the context of evolutionary theory, behavior is the interaction between the organism and its environment. Two implications follow: (a) behavior takes time; and (b) behavior is defined by its function. That behavior takes time implies that behavioral units are temporally extended patterns or activities. An activity functions as an integrated whole composed of parts that are themselves smaller-scale activities. That behavior is defined by its function implies that behavior functions to change… 
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