updated 1/22/18 NEW ITEMS!
Behavior, Action, Pattern, Structure -- an exercise to help distinguish levels of analysis.
Causal Analysis: an exercise -- distinguishing background conditions from hypothetical variables.
Error in Evaluation Practice -- the effects of false
positives on predicted outcomes
Conjunctive Fallacy: a fallacy itself?
Everyday Theories. Folklore about human behavior -- discussion sheet
Exercise in Language Acquisition. Korean for analysis by contrast and comparison -- worksheet
Exercise in Language Acquisition: Grammar Through Contrast & Comparison -- Worksheet
Evaluating a Presentation. Developing a scale-- class activity, evaluation tool.
Evaluation & Assessment BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
From Test to Treatment to Policy: Rationales for Intervention -- discussion and methodology
Functional Analysis of Informal Models -- theory & worksheet
Human Cognition: the philosophical foundations -- a series of essays
Functional Analysis -- a brief essay on formalizing
Inquiry Blockers -- Stultifying further questioning
parallel structures of thought.
Interrogatories for Analysis, Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution -- standardized inquiry
Jung on "Woman" -- quotations
Keller's System of Personalized Instruction -- theoretical analysis: lecture
Learning BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Magic Pictures (illusion, hallucination, perception) -- class activity, questions
Measurability and Educational Concerns -- Informally articulated goals are too inconsistent for measurement.
From non-Science to Nonsense -- All A Can X? What?
Partitioning and Measurability -- theory & worksheet: what can be measured?
Operationalization -- theory & practice sheet -- Converting informal description to measureable variables.
The Pop-Psych Schoolhouse -- educational fads lacking research back-up
Punishment BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Reason and Authority in Education -- does psychology help educators?
Reifications -- dehumanizing slogans
Are Rewards Reinforcers? -- On probabilizing behavior.
SIMULATION: Structure, Performance and Ability -- modeled on Edward Deming's Red Ball Experiment
B. F. Skinner's Anti-Science - critique of his pre-empirical commitments
Special Education BIBLIOGRAPHY weblinks to articles and other sources
Theory Presentation & Evaluation-- assignment protocol
Theory and Program: Isomorphic Structures -- Good theories "mirror" models of phenomena.
Thinking. Do Computers Do It? -- Is this mere rhetoric? What is to be gained by using it?
Three Interaction Analysis Systems- charts and observation grid
Types of Heuristics -- Gigerenzer's quickies compared to standard procedures
Using a Theory -- essay distinguishing between theory-in-use and user-theory
of Explanation & Cause -- definitions,