Behaviorism

Introduction to the Omnipsychology

The omnipsychology is essentially that part of our mind that we share with all types of life. This is more than one might originally think, and indeed most of our mind is the same (e.g., we have to breathe, eat); the differences are in how we make meaning, which also often results from the physical structure of our bodies.

In essence, it is the similarities of the mind that all beings that are alive have in common. For instance, that they take in some sensory information. There is no live being in the world that does not take in some sensory information – even at the cellular level. There is no live being without some sort of meaning making mechanisms, a memory, or even a goal.

One can easily look on you tube (see this blog post) that the virus flees from the white blood cell. This implies vision, and knowledge that the thing it ‘sees’ is a ‘danger’. It knows and it decides to move away from the being. One can break this down to pure conditioning or evolutionary selection or etc, but the basic processes occur. One could even, if they want to get serious with it, suggest that the being became afraid, to the extent that it saw a frightening stimuli.

There are many of these aspects and over the next months I will write more about them.

 

Its all for my coming book, Mind and Meaning. Stay Tuned. 😀 Love ya.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Behavior of Organisms: An Experimental Analysis

This is Skinner’s first book, so far as I can see. Really quite interesting.

Really quite interesting, in its table of contents.

CHAPTER PAGE
I          A SYSTEM OF BEHAVIOR 3
II        SCOPE AND METHOD 44.
III       CONDITIONING AND EXTINCTION 61
IV       PERIODIC RECONDITIONING II6
V        THE DISCRIMINATION OF A STIMULUS 167
VI       SOME FUNCTIONS OF STIMULI 232
VII      TEMPORAL DISCRIMINATION OF THE STIMULUS 263
VIII     THE DIFFERENTIATION OF A RESPONSE 308
IX       DRIVE 341
X         DRIVE AND CONDITIONING: THE INTERACTION OF TWO VARIABLES 379
XI       OTHER VARIABLES AFFECTING REFLEX STRENGTH 406
XII      BEHAVIOR AND THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 418
XIII    CONCLUSION 433
REFERENCES 445
INDEX 451

 

Basically it is about conditioning, he doesn’t come to drive until the end. He doesn’t mention person differences at all, in the table of contents at least. Also doesn’t talk about the biological basis, the neuron at all, so far as I can see. Nor anything about personality or etc, nor influence or really people beyond the individual..

It is also his first book, so far as I can see. Really quite long at 450 pages.

 

The full book is available here.