- 紀要 (ISSN:03898814)
- vol.43, pp.1-7, 2006-03-31
This pilot study illustrates that the conceptual analysis of ordinary language helps the development of behavior analysis. There are two major approaches of modern psychology, cognitive psychology and behavior analysis. Each psychology accepts private events as the subject mater of each science, however the way of interpreting private events is completely different. In cognitive psychology, the private events are interpreted with using ordinary language directly and it remains folk psychology as a consequence. On the other hand, in behavior analysis, they are interpreted with redefined technical terms based on three-term contingency as a conceptual framework for analyzing behavior. However, this study shows the possibility of a new folk psychology in order to develop behavior analysis, through the conceptual analysis of the usage of "mind" ("Kokoro" in Japanese) in the Japanese verbal community.