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HURTADO P., Camilo. Behaviorism and some implications about what means to be a behaviorist today. Diversitas [online]. 2006, vol.2, n.2, pp. 321-328. ISSN 1794-9998.

In this paper are discussed several aspects related to the behaviorism, its multiple versions, an ample definition of this and those who it is possible to be denominated “behaviorists” at the moment. In addition, the rejection to this tradition of thought is analyzed in terms of epistemologic barriers from an anecdote and it is discussed how this rejection is taken root and maintained in a series of misunderstandings and contradictions that exist between the principles of the generic behaviorism and the called “mainstream psychology” which is characterized by diverse forms of cognoscitivism and being very compatible with the denominated “popular psychology”. Finally, some proposals that have been suggested to overcome the behaviorism epistemologic barriers are analyzed, concluding that the present academic context is not the appropriate one so these attempts fulfill their purpose, however apparently this context is source in itself of another type of barriers.

Keywords : Behaviorism; Experimental Analysis Behavior; Conceptual Analysis Behavior; Epistemology of psychology.

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