Psychologists and philosophers have long been interested in two questions: (a) What do mental terms mean? and (b) what role do mental terms play in explanations of behavior? In the current sketch I review how mediational neobehaviorism, cognitive psychology, and the radical behaviorism of B. F. Skinner address these questions. In so doing, I seek to clarify the meaning of mental terms, as well as their role in explanations of behavior.
"What Do Mental Terms Mean?,"
The Psychological Record: Vol. 60
, Article 10.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/tpr/vol60/iss4/10