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Mentalism and Radical BehaviorismPhrasesMentalistic or behavioristicExplanationIf mentalisitic, provide an alternativeBobby dropped his pencil and got out of his seat to retrieve it each time the teacher asked him to write his name.BehavioristicThis statement has observable behavior, and doesn’t show any sign of inner thought having a influence.Ava was very happy at school today. Her teacher stated that sheloved playing with other children at school.MentalisticThis lacks a cause explaining why Ava is happy, and the teacher used Avas emotions rather than observed behavior to explain why she played with other kids.Ava’s teacher stated she played with other children today, and smiled and laughed a lot.Stacy calls to make an appointment at her doctor’s office, because she knows she hasthe flu.MentalisticThis lacks any observational qualities . Stacy knowing does not indicate that she has the flu.Stacy is sick and called the doctor to make a appointment.Dana ate cake after having a long day to uplift her emotions.MentalisticThis lacks observational qualities and focuses on how Dana feels.

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