SOCIAL VALIDITY: THE CASE FOR SUBJECTIVE MEASUREMENT or HOW APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS IS FINDING ITS HEART

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  • This manuscript was presented as an invited address to the Division of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1976. Many valuable suggestions regarding this manuscript were made by Don Baer, Curt Braukmann, Steve Fawcett, Dean Fixsen, Bill Hopkins, Frances Horowitz, Kathi Kirigin, Jack Michael, Keith Miller, Todd Risley, Jim Sherman, and Sandra Wolf. Preparation of the manuscript was partially supported by Grants MH20030, MH13644, and MH13881 from the National Institute of Mental Health (Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency) to the Department of Human Development and the Bureau of Child Research, University of Kansas.

Department of Human Development, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045

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