How Our Systems Are Breaking Us

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Speakers: Todd A. Ward, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A., L.P.C.
CEU(s) Available: 1.5 for Texas LPCs CE Provider #3449
Duration: 83 minutes
Modality: Online, on-demand, audio

Abstract: In this audio-only event, Dr. Ward and Angela Cathey discuss Skinner’s landmark article “What’s wrong with daily life in the western world?”. In doing so, they elaborate upon Skinner’s main points within the context of 21st-century society. While Skinner’s main points still apply, they suggest some are now outdated. Skinner’s main hypothesis was that society has evolved based on pleasing effects, rather than the strengthening effects of reinforcers. As such, much of our behavior is maintained by weak contingencies predominated by escape and avoidance. Specific topics include: the alienation of the worker from the products of his/her labor, the misalignment of contingencies in education with those encountered post-graduation, the #metoo movement of 2017, entrepreneurship, war, relationships, and much more.

After your order processes, you will have instant access to your CE course content. A purchase receipt will be sent to your email confirming payment. You may then login to your My ENSO profile to see your available courses. Continuing education certificates are available immediately upon completion of the course and evaluation. Download your certificate from your My ENSO profile.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to distinguish between the pleasing and strengthening effects of reinforcers.
  2. Participants will be able to describe Skinner’s view that the workforce is controlled by escape contingencies.
  3. Participants will be able to describe how cultural selection is outpacing natural selection.

The original citation for the article discussed is below:
Skinner, B. F. (1986). What is wrong with daily life in the Western world? American Psychologist, 41(5), 568-574.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.41.5.568

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Speakers: Todd A. Ward, Ph.D., BCBA-D & Angela Cathey, M.A., L.P.C.
CEU(s) Available: 1.5 for Texas LPCs CE Provider #3449
Duration: 83 minutes
Modality: Online, on-demand, audio

Abstract: In this audio-only event, Dr. Ward and Angela Cathey discuss Skinner’s landmark article “What’s wrong with daily life in the western world?”. In doing so, they elaborate upon Skinner’s main points within the context of 21st-century society. While Skinner’s main points still apply, they suggest some are now outdated. Skinner’s main hypothesis was that society has evolved based on pleasing effects, rather than the strengthening effects of reinforcers. As such, much of our behavior is maintained by weak contingencies predominated by escape and avoidance. Specific topics include: the alienation of the worker from the products of his/her labor, the misalignment of contingencies in education with those encountered post-graduation, the #metoo movement of 2017, entrepreneurship, war, relationships, and much more.

After your order processes, you will have instant access to your CE course content. A purchase receipt will be sent to your email confirming payment. You may then login to your My ENSO profile to see your available courses. Continuing education certificates are available immediately upon completion of the course and evaluation. Download your certificate from your My ENSO profile.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to distinguish between the pleasing and strengthening effects of reinforcers.
  2. Participants will be able to describe Skinner’s view that the workforce is controlled by escape contingencies.
  3. Participants will be able to describe how cultural selection is outpacing natural selection.

The original citation for the article discussed is below:
Skinner, B. F. (1986). What is wrong with daily life in the Western world? American Psychologist, 41(5), 568-574.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.41.5.568

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