Scientific Discovery, Social Change, and Individual Behavior Change

Stephen E Wong

Abstract


Scientific discoveries and technological advances are achieved through the expenditure of human and material resources. Clinical research and program development in mental health services are no exceptions. In the present rejoinder to Dr. Wakefield’s second critique, this point is briefly discussed as well as fallacies in his claim that across-setting generalization was the main reason why behavioral programs have not been more widely utilized in the treatment of psychosis.

Keywords


behavior analysis of psychosis, schizophrenia, generalization of trained skills, mental health political economy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5210/bsi.v16i2.1951



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