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The Analysis of Verbal Behavior

, Volume 20, Issue 1, pp 31–36 | Cite as

Autistic Behavior, Behavior Analysis, and the Gene

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Abstract

This article addresses the meaning of autism, the etiology of autistic behavior and values, the naturenurture debate, contingencies vs. genes, and resistance to a behavioral analysis of autism.

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© Association of Behavior Analysis International 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavior Analysis Program, Department of PsychologyWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA

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