A behavior-analytic developmental model is better Note

Novak, G, Peláez, M. (2002). A behavior-analytic developmental model is better . 25(4), 466-468. 10.1017/s0140525x02340081

cited authors

  • Novak, G; Peláez, M

abstract

  • Behaviorists accept, but go beyond, Williams' notion that there is an evolutionary origin to some unlearned pain behaviors. A behavior-analytic developmental model is a better fit for explaining the totality of pain behaviors. This model focuses on respondent-operant interactions and views much pain behavior as "mands" (i.e., demands). Behaviorally based explanations from the crying and social referencing literature support this model.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 466

end page

  • 468

volume

  • 25

issue

  • 4