Behavior defs

Janette Wilson (G1824303@NMSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 31 Jan 1994 20:33:27 EST

I realize that some people don't accept defs of behavior which are not
observable; I do. I accept thinking as a behavioral activity. However,
when dealing with the study of behavior -- then it is necessarily to bring
"observable" (or "perceptible" -- I'm interpreting "observable" more
broadly than "visible") into play. Thus, we study thinking thru observable
behavior; observable behavior is the subset of behavior that we deal with.
Physiological psychologists may study cognition by looking at EEG data or by
looking at chemical analysis of neural activity, for example. Anthropologists
listen to people express their thoughts. --Well, I'm out of here for the next
few days. I've made several postings, and since I'm more of a lurker at heart,
I'm a bit nervous now. Besides I've got some heavy reading to do. Hasta luego.