Translating the covenant: The behavior analyst as ambassador and translator

R. M. Foxx

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Behavior analysts should be sensitive to how others react to and interpret our language because it is inextricably related to our image. Our use of conceptual revision, with such terms as punishment, has created communicative confusion and hostility on the part of general and professional audiences we have attempted to influence. We must, therefore, adopt the role of ambassador and translator in the nonbehavioral world. A number of recommendations are offered for promoting, translating, and disseminating behavior analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-161
Number of pages15
JournalBehavior Analyst
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology


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