Behavior and Social Issues

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 102–106 | Cite as

Moving to a New Home: Will Anyone Live There and Who Will Know the Address?

  • Richard F. RakosEmail author


“An Academic Home for a Natural Science” argues that behavior analysis will only prosper as a science when it disassociates itselffrom psychology and identifies with “behaviorology.” In contrast, I demonstrate that over time behaviorism has made a marked and growing impact on mainstream psychology by remaining within psychology. The formation of a new discipline forfeits both psychology’s resources and social acceptance, rendering the new discipline scientifically and culturally irrelevant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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