We will review some basic behavioral processes including, but not limited to, discrimination and generalization, attention, operant classes, verbal behavior, higher-order classes, and the distinction between contingency-shaped and verbally governed behavior, We will then consider how these categories relate to significant dimensions of human social behavior, including ethical ones. In doing so we will juxtapose examples of real-world contingencies, as they occur in classrooms and other social environments, with those observed in the laboratory.
August 6 – 9, 2018
The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania