The Buddha-ful Eightfold Path and Behavior Analysis: Part II
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The Buddha-ful Eightfold Path and Behavior Analysis: Part II Description:

In the first talk on Buddhism and Behavior Analysis, we reviewed how many aspects of the Buddha’s Eightfold Path melds with many aspects of consulting with a behavior analytic orientation. These issues included how impermanence and the absence of a central self are core features of both perspectives. The Eightfold Path describes various guidelines that can influence how one lives, works, and interacts with others, all of which can influence and improve how we serve as behavioral consultants. This talk will continue to look at other Buddhist teachings and see how they align or conflict with a behavioral viewpoint, including ethical guidelines. Key terms will include interdependence and the contingent nature of things. The role of verbal behavior, especially the intraverbal, and strategies such as meditation will be reviewed. We also will review why both perspectives would support a phrase such as ‘the illusory nature of need.’ We will review why the Buddhist perspective on six senses makes sense within a behavioral framework. Finally, we will look at terms such as ‘the middle way’ and relate it to various discussions within behavior analysis, including ethical choices. There will be neither proselytizing nor any promotion of a religious perspective.

Learner Objectives:

  • Describe how the terms ‘interdependence’ and ‘the contingent nature of things’ share common grounds from both perspectives
  • Describe how an analysis of verbal behavior relates to meditation
  • Describe how the Buddha’s phrase ‘the middle way’ can inform the behavior analyst

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