Why Behavior Analysis Needs a Formal Symbolic Language for Codifying Behavioral Contingencies

@inproceedings{Mechner2011WhyBA,
  title={Why Behavior Analysis Needs a Formal Symbolic Language for Codifying Behavioral Contingencies},
  author={Francis Mechner},
  year={2011}
}
  • Francis Mechner
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • A formal symbolic language codifies its discipline’s basic units and the relationships among these. In the sciences, formal symbolic languages codify the known events that can be manipulated and controlled—the independent variables, rather than their empirically observed effects. The symbols of the behavioral contingency language codify available behavior, its assumed potential consequences, and parameters of these. This language can accommodate the complexity of the behavioral contingencies… CONTINUE READING

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