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How do we define behavior?

Activity of a living organism, occuring inside or outside the skin. Which may be affected by external or internal stimulation


What is reification?

To treat an abstraction as though it were a concrete thing (IE sleazy, lazy)


What are the 3 problems with reification?

1. Circular logic (he's corrupt because hs's sleazy)
2. You can't externally manipulate a refied abstraction
3. We believe our actions as concrete things (IE personality) is inside us and causes our behavior. Which constricts our behavior (i'm a failure, i'm depressed)


What is a behavioral definition and why are they used?

to measure behavior objectively


What should be included in a behavioral definition?

Baseline Data
Topography: the physical movements of an organism