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== Acceptance of mental life and introspection ==
 
== Acceptance of mental life and introspection ==
   
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Radical that it treats everything we do as behavior, 's  own private behavior, such as with [[introspection]].
Radical Behaviorism differs from other forms of Behaviorism in that it treats everything we do as behavior, including private events such as thinking and feeling. Unlike [[John B. Watson]]'s behaviorism, private events (often called [[cognition]]s) are not dismissed as "epiphenomenon", but are seen as potentially subject to the same principles of learning and modification as have been discovered to exist for overt behavior. Although private events are not necessarily publicly observable behaviors, Radical Behaviorism accepts that we are each observers of our own private behavior, such as with [[introspection]].
 
   
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Many textbooks, in
Many textbooks, in emphasizing that Skinner held behavior to be the proper subject matter of Psychology, fail to clarify Skinner's position and implicitly or even explicitly posit that Skinner ruled out the study of private events as unscientific.
 
   
 
== Natural Science ==
 
== Natural Science ==

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