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What’s Wrong with the Western World: A commentary on Skinner’s landmark article for the 21st century
December 29, 2017 - January 31, 2018Free
In this free audio-only event, Dr. Ward and Angela Cathey discuss Skinner’s landmark article “What’s wrong with daily life in the western world?”. In doing so, they elaborate upon Skinner’s main points within the context of 21st century society. While Skinner’s main points still apply, they suggest some are now outdated. Skinner’s main hypothesis was that society has evolved based on the pleasing effects, rather than the strengthening effects of reinforcers. As such, much of our behavior is maintained by weak contingencies predominated by escape and avoidance. Specific topics include: the alienation of the worker from the products of his/her labor, the misalignment of contingencies in education with those encountered post-graduation, the #metoo movement of 2017, entrepreneurship, war, relationships, and much more.
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