God and Behavior Mod II: Some Reflections on Vos' Response

Volume
Volume 6
Issue
Summer 1978
Title
God and Behavior Mod II: Some Reflections on Vos' Response
Abstract

The major point of Bufford (1977) was to affirm the value of behavioral psychology as a body of knowledge and as a technology. The central thrust of Vos'€™ response is to reject behavioral psychology as a worldview or metaphysic. Vos goes on to assert that behavior modification, as an application of this worldview, is in conflict with the biblical view of man. Whether such conflict in fact exists depends fundamentally in the definition of behavioral psychology, which one holds. Metaphysical behaviorism is inherently in conflict with the biblical view; however, methodological behaviorism does not pose this problem. Practical application of behavior modification may make a significant contribution in helping us put biblical principles into practice.

Author
Dr. R.K. Bufford
Pages
215 - 218
Price
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