Humility, Science, and Etiological Behaviorism
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Arrogance and combativeness is a sure path to resistance and has doubtless been responsible for more than a few of the difficulties the field of behavior analysis and science in general have encountered. On the other hand an inappropriate humility is a sure course toward being ignored and our science disregarded. More humility of the sort espoused above and in Neuringer’s article coupled with a less humble commitment to the scientific process could go a long way toward advancing the analysis of behavior beyond its promising beginning.
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