Reward and Consent
Blogging for ethical uses of Applied Behavior Analysis with no coercion or commandment of anyone, especially autistics and others with disabilities, and for positive reinforcement of people with more power who do the right thing, a constructive version of what B.F. Skinner called "counter-control."
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I read and enjoyed B. F. Skinner's (1971) bestselling book Beyond Freedom and Dignity. I believe there is no such thing as absolute freedom, which is the meaning of freedom often associated with the use of the term: "free will." By claiming the existence of a "free will," Catholic writers escaped the argument that God cannot possibly be all good and all powerful when evil events occur. Independent of God's will, man, as they said, had the will to determine his own actions and then then the […]
So the internet cut out and Verizon took ten minutes to answer the phone after they put me on hold and after I pressed so many wrong buttons trying to find someone who could answer my question.* A computerized lady interrupted the lovely music and said they were recording the call. Then the tech-support guy answered and I told him I would also be recording. He said, "We don't allow customers to record our calls," and he hung up the phone.Then I called back and waited again. As soon as I reached […]
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