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Volume 10, Issue 2 (1981)

The Future of Behavior Analysis in the Schools? Consider its Recent Past, and Then Ask a Different Question

pp. 259—270

Psychology has been a partner in education almost as long as it has existed as an applicable social science. During that time, psychology has changed often and profoundly, and virtually all its changes have been applied somehow to educational practice. But psychology changes more often by the addition of something new than by the disappearance of something old.Indeed, the rate at which concepts leave the discipline is clearly much slower than the rate at which new concepts enter it. Consequently, education is by now accustomed to some number of psychologies, even to the fact that the number increases, slowly but reliably.

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