Flashcards in Behavioral definitions Deck (5)
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