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Kantor's Interbehaviorism

Major Contributions to the Field

The intellectual movement that gave rise to behaviorism, the foundational perspective of behavior modification and cognitive behavior therapy, was based on the idea that it was possible to take a natural science approach to human psychological events. J. R. Kantor (1888–1984) worked to advance an objective science of psychology as an independent member of the family of natural sciences. Kantor offered an advanced form of behaviorism that contained little of the remnants of earlier thinking that troubled most other behavioral postulate systems. The greatest roadblocks to an authentic behavioral psychology have their basis in the dualistic position that separates behavioral occurrence into separate and distinct physical (or behavior) and mental (or psychological) components. Kantor provided a nondualistic ...

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