Current philosophical issues in the scientific evaluation of behavior therapy theory and outcome

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Recent philosophic debates about scientific realism, it is argued, are germane to issues concerning behavior therapy theories and outcome hypotheses. In this article, I try, first, to clarify a kind of realism that is relevant in particular to behavior therapy. Second, I try to provide some support for this sort of realism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-171
Number of pages21
JournalBehavior Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992


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  • Clinical Psychology

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