Unobservable Mental Events
In your post answer the following: Discuss the difference between the mentalist’s and the radical behaviorist’s perspectives regarding feelings, states of mind, and unobservable mental events.
Is there a special thing called the mind? Provide a recent example of a situation where you were exposed to, or considered, a mentalistic explanation for your own or someone else’s behavior. How could you shift your thinking to a behavior analytic perspective?Attributes of an Exemplary Discussion Contribution or Response: The discussion contribution or response clearly addresses the content issue(s) presented by the question. The discussion contribution or response includes the appropriate level(s) of critical analysis. The discussion contribution or response includes pertinent course and disciplinary concepts, theories, or materials, and applies them correctly. The discussion contribution or response provides validation and support by including relevant examples and supporting evidence, as appropriate.
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