Ethics and Future Directions
April 5, 2013
Monday April 8: Class 12-3; No office hours
Friday April 12: Nadia office hours 11-12; Dr. Uliaszek office hours 3-4
Motivational Operations--Either increase or decrease the effects in some way, changes
occur so that there could be an effective consequence.
Establishing Operations—increase the effectiveness of a consequence. (any cons: reward
Abolishing Operations—decrease the effectiveness ~. It makes whatever the
consequences less effective.
Ethics in Behavior Modification
Dilemmas regarding behavior change goals and behavior change methods.
What do you think about
◦ Torture ..(moral/ethical questions could always have good or bad sides)
◦ Corporal 肉体的 punishment 体罚 (may work well in a short term) genetic
triggers, environmental triggers. Not always an abuse.
◦ Reparative 修缮的 therapies (a group of therapies.Like combination of elec-shock
and other punishments It has both good and bad effects. Not happy being gay;
suicidal,..) Reparative-Generally doesn’t work.
◦ Tax on large pop (2 goals: health, money/fiscal. Depend on whic