The Behavior Analyst

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 81–83 | Cite as

Misconstruing Behavioral Consequences: Teleology or Teleonomy

  • Abdulrazaq A. Imam
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulrazaq A. Imam
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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