Criticism: What’s with Behavioral Psychology?

I do not want to indulge in a discussion about Behavioral Psychology either on this forum or on any other forum. It is to waste of time I do not have. Let me very briefly state where I stand with respect to that discipline. In its early days, it was useful in providing some insights into animal behavior. I share the dominant consensus regarding its status today: it is obsolete. It does not quite have the status of ‘phlogiston theory’ but it is pretty close to the latter. I have suffered through many writings of Skinner and his disciples, but I have neither the time nor the interest to discuss their ‘theories’ now. This means, I am going to skip over issues involving ‘shaping’, ‘conditioning’ and such like.

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