A Glossary of Descriptive Psychology Concepts

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forms of behavior description

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Given behavior as follows


 =  <I, W, K, KH, P, A, PC, S>

and using a calculational system, it is possible to use substitution, deletion, and identity to generate various forms of behavior description.

Below are listed the first-order descriptions.

  • The substitution operation codifies recursive and reflexive aspects of behavior.
  • The deletion operation provides behavior descriptions which are explicitly noncommittal in regard to aspects (parameters) of the behavior. In effect, they are forms of incomplete description where the incompleteness is systematically specified.