When someone accuses behavior analysis of being a small field
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Based on the following:
“"When I was a graduate student, I trained a rat whose behavior did not extinguish exactly as the charts in Skinner’s book had shown. My rat at first had responded much more rapidly when his responding was no longer reinforced. The rapid responding went on for about 30 minutes, at which time the rat stopped abruptly. I took the cumulative record of the rat’s unusual extinction to Dr. Skinner and asked him how this had happened. How could the rat do this when the book showed a very different gradual extinction curve? Skinner answered, "In this case, the book is wrong! The rat knows best! That’s why we still have him in the experiment!"
From this experience, Ogden realized that if a student is progressing according to plan, the program is good for the student. If not, the program is flawed, and needs to be changed, therefore, there is no failure by the student as a product of the student but rather as a product of the teaching.
Tywin knows his shit, but of course, we already knew that didn’t we?
It needs some work, but we’ll forgive him because he’s Ryan Gosling
Ever wish Michael Caine would explain single-subject research designs to you?